Creighton School

Creighton School District

Phoenix, Arizona

Completion Date
Summer 2020

Being built in 1884, Creighton Elementary School is rooted deep in Phoenix’s history.

The design for schools is evolving. Whole schools are becoming a learning experience with the incorporation of learning spaces throughout the campus. Thanks to the design panel for the new school, which consisted of SPS+ Architects, Creighton School District Superintendent, Dr. Donna Lewis, William Creighton (the schools namesake), Creighton School faculty from all disciplines, district staff, and current students, the Creighton School is getting a huge transformation. Each person on the design panel contributed ideas for the new design and furnishings.

Recently, the school went through a demolition phase of the existing classroom buildings, parking, and fields in order to construct three new two-story buildings that will serve as the new Creighton School.

Through the reconstruction, the school will be trading in its traditional classroom setting for open, collaborative learning spaces. This will allow students to explore, work together, and ultimately better prepare them for the future. The new campus will feature 3 modern 2-story buildings, a new gymnasium, cafeteria, upgrades to the athletic fields, and two interior slides from the 2nd floor to the 1st floor. The new school will also feature multiple site amenities that will engage the surrounding community as well. Site improvements also include new parking lots, soccer field, playgrounds, a community garden area, and an amphitheater. The school is slated to open in Fall of 2020.