Slate SchoolIndependent Education
Architect Patriquin Architects
The Slate School will be located in North Haven, CT and dedicated to fostering a life-long love of learning through curiosity and discovery. Situated on a 25-acre parcel featuring forest, open meadow lands and organic gardens, Slate School celebrates nature as a means to observe and play.
An administrative building and three active classroom buildings will enclose a formal courtyard, hosting outdoor learning, study and organized play activities. All building materials are vetted for durability and non-toxicity to the highest standards. High-efficiency building envelopes and adaptive mechanical systems will keep building operations & maintenance costs to a minimum while enhancing occupant comfort and health. Building design strategies such as solar orientation, natural ventilation, daylighting & circadian lighting will benefit and enhance the learning potential for the students.