Winton Woods City Schools unveils new $51 million campus for 7-12 graders

Winton Woods High School's new campus was introduced as part of the Winton Woods North Campus in Forest Park on Monday, March 8, 2021. The building is for grades 7-12. In 2016, a levy was passed to build two new campuses including a K-6 grade campus in Greenhills.

FOREST PARK – Winton Woods City Schools unveiled its new $51.4 million North Campus building Monday afternoon.

The facility will serve students in grades 7-12 beginning March 30, after spring break. Students returned to fully in-person learning Monday at the old campus after having been in a blended learning model much of this school year, district community engagement director Corina Denny told The Enquirer.

The district's North Campus is one of two new facilities opening this year to serve students in Forest Park, the village of Greenhills and Springfield Township. Voters passed a levy in November 2016 to help fund the new campuses, together worth $107 million. The K-6 elementary campus on the current site of Winton Woods Middle School in Greenhills is nearly finished, Denny said, and students will begin using it in the fall.

The new locations are adjacent to older, current buildings.

"The beautiful thing about where we're standing today (is) we have a building that matches our instructional platform," Winton Woods High School principal Eric Martin said. 

A learning stair at the new Winton Woods North Campus in Forest Park  Monday, March 8, 2021.

The new building designs were inspired by the New Tech Network school reform model and feature project-based learning environments, officials said. The 239,000 square-foot middle and high school has separate student entrances for middle school and high school students, a new auditorium and expanded arts and music facilities. It has dining areas distributed around the building instead of a large central cafeteria. 

The school district partnered with the building firms Skansa and Megen Construction Co. Inc. and Cincinnati architecture group SHP Leading Design, according to a news release. Denny says Winton Woods first started discussing the project in 2003.

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