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That is a loaded question, and the answer lies in the discovery of the methodology of learning at the school.
A rigid curriculum school will need less, a more progressive 21st Century Learning environment more and more flexible spaces, such as break out spaces and open connections between circulation and classrooms.
Start with how many student per class. Then the number of teachers, then occupant load, then go up from there. It really goes to the schools mission, find that out then you have the key.
Science is a different animal, and the required curriculum at the elementary level is much different than at the high school level, so you have more flexibility. A classroom for science in elementary school can be anything you want it to be, not just 4 walls and a ceiling....
Christopher V. Ward, AIA
Architect | Senior Associate
Architecture Engineering Planning Interiors
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