Kraus-Anderson Construction Company has completed construction of Oltman Middle School at 6625 Goodview Ave. in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. The school opened to students and faculty when classes resumed during the first week in September 2018.
The new Oltman Middle School, which replaces the former school building at 1020 Third St. in St. Paul Park, will accommodate as many as 1,100 students in grades 6-8 with future expansion for as many as 1,450 students.
Teaching space in the building will feature a pod design that allows each grade level to be housed in its own two-story section of the building. Within the pods, the classrooms feature a moveable wall that can open to a collaborative learning space, with tables and comfortable seating arrangements.
Designed by Architects, Rego + Youngquist, the 188,000-square-foot building includes new classrooms, modern media center, state-of-the-art auditorium and performing arts center, pool, music suite, gym, fitness center, locker rooms, cafeteria, kitchen and administrative space.