Isaac Tripp Elementary School

Scranton, Pennsylvania

  • FIRM

    Highland Associates


    Scranton School District

  • AREA

    91,438 sq.ft.





As the first new elementary school built in the Scranton School District since 1968, Isaac Tripp Elementary is defined by bright colors, ample daylight, broad halls and sweeping staircases. Colors, textures and shapes engage students, creating a warm and welcoming environment.

The common spaces within the building were designed ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$159.00FEATURED IN2012 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas the heart of the school. Situated just inside the main entrance, the library, gymnasium and cafeteria are designed for easy access during and after school hours. Built-in benches draw students from the lobby into the colorful, playful library, encouraging a love of reading and learning.

The cafeteria features high ceilings with exposed ductwork and a wave-shaped sound-absorption wall to trap noise during the busy lunch periods. Bright colors and fluid shapes reflect the students’ energy.

With views from the third floor revealing the valley below, the new school embodies the district’s mission to give students and teachers a better learning environment, while improving the neighborhood it serves.