The Cove School
Larkspur-Corte Madera School District

New Elementary School Campus
Corte Madera, CA

  • Quattrocchi Kwok Architects
  • 39,680 sq. ft / 350 students
  • Central Outdoor Amphitheater
  • Multi-Use Café Space
  • Culinary Gardens

This five-building elementary school makes use of learning suites instead of traditional stand-alone classrooms. Each suite includes two classroom-sized spaces that can be combined or partitioned off by a partially transparent operable wall, allowing collaborative and integrated teaching for group, individual and peer learning. The entrances for all suites face a central shared courtyard. The campus is anchored by a student services and café gathering space, which accommodates administration and counseling offices, dining, performance and exercise use and school-wide assemblies. Cove boasts abundant natural light, large alcoves for art and science, reading nooks and designated outdoor learning spaces.