Built with an abundance of natural elements and state-of-the-art safety and technology, Heartland Middle School is designed to encourage collaboration, exploration, and discovery. The facility shares the site with Frontier Elementary forming a campus approach to learning.
Among Heartland’s many unique features are the numerous collaboration areas. The two-story “learning stairs” and the outdoor courtyard and amphitheater offer students an assembly and presentation space.
Grades levels are divided into wings and the wings into six “neighborhoods”-each with its own color. Most classrooms have a pivoting glass wall that can be used for projection or to allow for a different space configuration if adjacent teachers want to collaborate. Classrooms were built with safety in mind. Many double as safe rooms to protect students and staff in the event of severe weather.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are celebrated and encouraged here! One end of the building houses a Gateway to Technology room, an Architectural Engineering room, an Avionics room, a Robotics Technology room, and a FACS (Family and Consumer Sciences Education) room. The school also boasts a dynamic media center with integrated computer labs and interactive technology. In addition, special needs students have their own suite in the school complete with a safe room that is separate from the majority of the students.
For young scholars’ physical education, the building will have a competition gymnasium for different indoor sports activities. A practice gymnasium is also available for student activities and will double as a safe room sized for the building occupancy in the event of a security or weather emergency. Heartland MS also includes competition baseball and softball fields, and practice amenities for track, football, and tennis.
Heartland Middle School is truly a model of what school design can be and a showpiece for Edmond Public Schools.
We hope that you will make yourself at home here. It’s your school.