Ochsner Discovery Health Science Academy

Jefferson, Louisiana

The educational planning and design of the new campus capitalizes on the organization’s commitment to innovation and community building, utilizing 21st Century Learning Environments in a contemporary facility that serves as a beacon for the surrounding neighborhood.

The five learning communities are divided into grades Pre-K & Kindergarten, 1&2, 3&4, 5&6, and 7&8. Each learning community is identifiable with distinct color and wayfinding signage that give a neighborhood-like sense of identity between the differing grade levels of the school. Classrooms within the communities are organized in groupings of the same grade level to foster collaboration between different classes throughout the school day.