Ehrman Crest school recognized
Time Magazine has listed Ehrman Crest Elementary/Middle School as one of the best inventions of 2022.
The $63 million, kindergarten-through-sixth-grade school, which opened in August, features harmonic walls that educate about sound, fractions and energy; graphic walls with animals and numbers; and magnetic walls that let children study local environment.
The Y-shaped, 200,000-square-foot school was purposely built into the rolling terrain of the 150-acre grounds off Ehrman Road so classes on the second floor can go outside without going downstairs and so student views are of nature.
Sean McCarty, assistant superintendent of Seneca Valley School District, said every area of the school is meant to foster curiosity and learning among students, including a transparent interior wall where students can see the insulation, wiring and ductwork for heating and cooling.
“Our goal was to give kids the opportunity to discover and make learning fun,” he said.