Kraus-Anderson Duluth has begun construction on a new elementary school in Virginia, Minnesota, for Rock Ridge Public Schools. North Star Elementary School will be located at 411 S. 5th Ave. in Virginia.
Designed by Cuningham Group in collaboration with the local design firm of ARI, the new three-story, $33.7 million school will serve students in grades 3-6.
The 69,000-square-foot school will be attached to the existing gym building and will include a 2nd-floor outdoor learning patio above the main commons area. The school will feature collaborative learning spaces and open concept classrooms, and state-of-the-art technology with multiple interactive displays. The existing gymnasium and lobby also will be rebranded.
Outdoors, the school will include a new playground and park-like landscape and hardscape.
Construction is expected to be completed at the end of 2024.