School History

Location

Lorenzo de Zavala Middle School is located on a sloping 22 acre site. A federally protected Wetland and Waters of the U.S. run through the heart of the campus. Rather than shy away from the challenging site, the school district and architect sought to embrace the wetland, creating a living laboratory for the over 900 students who attend.

 

Education

Lorenzo de Zavala was designed to support an innovative team-teaching concept utilizing clusters of classrooms. Each classroom cluster, or pod, serves as “a school within a school” creating a nurturing environment for the students of each grade.

 

Conservation

Lorenzo de Zavala is an unprecedented model combining environmental conservation and advanced curriculum. The curriculum is formulated around the school’s site with a focus on hands-on, real-world, practical experience.