Providing a Unique, Inquiry Based Learning Experience

Charter Oak International Academy


Students were welcomed to the new Charter Oak International Academy for the start of the 2016 academic year. The new 86,000-SF facility houses 570 students and more than 80 faculty and staff.

The 2-story building, with its circular design, provides each classroom views of the courtyard, which includes a staging area for outdoor performances. The new elementary school also consists of a gymnasium, auditorium, and media library, as well as ample office space for administration. An art room and music and choir rooms also promote the arts into the curriculum.

Technology is infused throughout the building, with touch screen smartboards in classrooms and media stations for collaborative learning. Security features were also integrated throughout the new facility.


Perkins Eastman

Size / Cost

86,000 SF / $42 million


electrical, fire protection, mechanical, plumbing, structural