Noble High School Health Clinics

by Dan Cecil, AIA 

School Planning and Management 

Apr 05, 2005.

Schools are increasingly becoming community resources for more than educational activities, particularly in rural districts across the country. Noble High School, which serves three communities in rural Maine, is a magnet for activities and programs that benefit many in Berwick, Lebanon and North Berwick. The award-winning school, which opened in 2001, has a 1,000-seat auditorium that is used for outside performances, nature trails, extensive athletic facilities and fields, and a library that the public can use. But school officials and townsfolk went well beyond this typical list of community amenities. Noble also has a 50-seat restaurant open to the public, which is part of the school’s culinary arts curriculum, a childcare center, fitness center, an adult education wing and an extensive health clinic. The school was designed as a hub for lifelong learning and as a catalyst for activities that support and are a resource to the community. Read Full Article >