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Monona Grove School District

Create a highly flexible + progressive school for future generations

After supporting the Monona and Cottage Grove communities through a combined successful referendum, EUA worked with the district and a visionary team to plan the new Granite Ridge Elementary School. We hosted school tours, design charrettes, and interactive discussions to help the district understand its options and envision solutions.

The new school promotes student agency. Each grade wing includes a central collaborative area surrounded by classrooms and small group instruction areas. The building offers varying levels of transparency and openness to support multiple learning needs. Filled with natural light, movable walls, and child-friendly furniture options, the environment is engaging, inspiring and flexible.

Granite Ridge does not have a traditional large cafeteria. Instead, we incorporated flexible cafes into each grade wing to encourage a “family table” dining style. When the cafes are not being utilized for dining, they adapt to other functions, including science experiments, maker activities, large group instruction and indoor recess. The library is intentionally located at the heart of the building, connected to the art, gym and learning stairs.