Perkins Eastman | Yorktown High School

Yorktown High School

Arlington, Virginia
Yorktown High School is a 1,600-student comprehensive high school that has been repeatedly recognized for academic excellence. The school’s success is a result of its focus not only on intellectual development, but also through its commitment to the social and emotional development of its students. This emphasis on the education of the whole person distinguishes not only the interaction of the teachers and students but also informs the design of the Yorktown High School campus.

Built on a tight 11.5-acre site, the 350,000 sf school is organized around a central courtyard that creates a heart for the school and ensures natural light and views throughout the building. The energy performance alone of the design is projected to save the county over $140,000 dollars per year over the base line model. The school is LEED Gold certified.
AWARDS
USGBC-NCR, Awards of Excellence: Project of the Year, Schools (2014)
2014 VA Chapter of the Council of Educational Facility Planners, Innovation Bronze Award (2014)
Virginia School Boards Association's Exhibition of School Architecture, Platinum Design Award (2013)
Press
Arlington Public Schools: Green SceneYorktown High School