Virginia school system to break ground on new STEM academy

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the new Magruder Elementary Discover STEM Academy in Newport News.

The $27 million campus is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. According to the school division, it will be one of the few elementary schools in the country designed "from the ground up" as a science, technology, engineering and math facility.

The school will feature 36 classrooms for students from kindergarten to the fifth grade, an art room, a courtyard with an outdoor learning spaces and an amphitheater with a stage.

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