AJ Whittenburg Elementary School of Engineering started teaching before construction was complete. Several children enrolled to start at the new school in August participated in the design of the school’s playground. The students and their families along with others will help to construct the design this summer.
AJ Whittenburg was designed by Craig Gaulden Davis for the Greenville County School District to be a “choice school” differing from a magnet school in that no entrance testing is required. The curriculum will focus on engineering disciplines and will use a hands-on problem-solving approach to education. The playground design and construction is a perfect example of this philosophy.
Initial enrollment will be approximately 300 students in kindergarten through second grade, with an expected double in enrollment by the 2013-2014 school year when the school expands to accommodate K-4 through fifth grade.