This new expeditionary school will be designed and built to honor the heritage of the land and the Carlson family, one of Colorado’s pioneering families. Students will enter the single-story school under the front porch that leads into a two-story open volume of the Learning and Dining Commons that is focused around a central hearth and fireplace. Accessed off of this community space will be the PK-2 classroom wing. The classrooms will be organized in pairs of grade levels around a common space. The 3-8 classroom wing will consist of a series of 4 classroom houses. Each house has its own amenity spaces, which will include a group break out space and toilet rooms. Each of the breakout spaces will have access to an exterior classroom space, which is separated from the exterior play by a creek bed with pedestrian bridges.