Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District Breaks Ground on School

Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District, in Middleton, Wisc., (MCPASD) broke ground in June on the new Pope Farm Elementary School. Battling overcrowding at multiple schools, Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) worked with the district to design a future-ready school that embodies MCPASD’s mission: Inclusive. Innovative. Inspiring.

Set adjacent to an expansive conservancy, the design concept for Pope Farm Elementary School reinforces a connection to nature. With a variety of spaces to foster small- and large-group instruction, the school’s design is the result of extensive collaboration with teachers and staff.

Pope Farm

“We are excited to kick off construction at Pope Farm Elementary School” said Project Manager Robin Savola. “The safe, functional environments within Pope Farm Elementary School will support learners of all kinds, enhancing their reputation as a destination district.” 

The new 525-student elementary school is part of a larger district building project made possible by a successful $138.9 million referendum approved by voters in November 2018. Additional projects include:

  • Renovate and expand Middleton High School; Clark Street Community School will be included in the high school addition/renovation project
  • Add a cafeteria and areas of light interior renovation at Park Elementary School
  • Convert the current Clark Street Community School building into a 4K-early childhood site

Pope Farm Elementary School is set to open for the start of the 2020-21 school year. J.H. Findorff & Son is the Construction Manager on the project.