Why Modern Schools
Clean, safe and modern school facilities maximize student success. High-quality facilities support learning, enhance teaching and help maintain efficient school operations.
Uncomfortable classroom conditions reduce attentiveness and keep students from retaining lessons. These factors in the physical environment support or inhibit student engagement and are correlated with positive student outcomes.
Acoustics & Noise
Poor acoustics can affect all students, not just those with hearing loss. Classrooms with excessive outside noise and other auditory disturbances can inhibit student learning and communication.
Improved indoor air quality from new and updated systems contribute positively to student health and reduce absenteeism for students with asthma.
Heat affects concentration and creates physical discomforts that get in the way of learning. A 2018 study from Harvard University found that for every 1 degree temperature increase in the classroom, students’ ability to learn decreased by 1%.
Well-lit learning spaces support concentration and are associated with positive student mood and behavior.
Additional information on the impact of school facilities on student learning and engagement is available in this study from the University of Oregon.