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Tour local school facilities this fall and discover 21st century learning spaces

September 23, 2019


As part of the Master Planning for Strategic Consolidation process, the Parma City School District would like to invite the community to tour local school districts who have completed new school projects.


The goal is for the community to get a first-hand look at 21st-century learning spaces and buildings, and how the design of these facilities can better serve students.


"We think it is very important to provide opportunities for our families and residents to see what opportunities new schools can provide,” Dr. Charles Smialek, Superintendent of the Parma City School District, explained. “It's one thing to see a website or PowerPoint slide, but it's so much more powerful to actually walk through a truly 21st-century learning environment. In addition, several of our tours will visit campus models, with essentially two schools under the same roof. Two of our proposed secondary plans feature the campus model, so these tours offer chances to see what this concept can actually look like in operation."


All are invited to join PCSD Administrators and representatives from the GPD Group, a Cleveland architectural firm advising the district on the future of school building facilities, to these tours. Informal tours of these buildings and campuses will help educate PCSD residents on current design standards, as well as provide an opportunity to answer questions.


The following tours have been scheduled. Those in the community who would like to attend are asked to meet at the locations to participate in the tour. The Parma City School District will not be providing transportation.

Saturday, October 12 - 10:00 AM
North Olmsted High School/Middle School    (east entrance)
27301 Butternut Ridge Road
North Olmsted, OH 44070

Saturday, October 26 - 10:00 AM
Strongsville Middle School
13200 Pearl Road
Strongsville, OH 44136

Saturday, November 9 - 10:00 AM
Akron Firestone High School
470 Castle Blvd.
Akron, OH 44313

Saturday, November 16 - 10:00 AM
Wadsworth High School
625 Broad Street
Wadsworth, OH 4428

Please consider attending one of our Master Planning for Strategic Consolidation community meetings to provide feedback about the future of the facilities in the Parma City School District.

A schedule of meetings, which will be occurring throughout the fall in various schools and libraries in Parma, Parma Heights and Seven Hills, can be found at