Case Study

Bedford Central School District-Mt. Kisco Elementary School

This school founded in 1888 as a Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade community school was rebuilt after World War I in two phases as an elementary school. Along the way, due to population pressure, the library continued to move to make room for needed classrooms. Undersized and awkward to use, there was an impetus form the community to reconstruct the building as a whole, build a new classroom wing, build an auditorium and establish a library and technology center in the heart of the school.

To accomplish this, the school lunch period was moved out of the former auditorium in the center of the school. This space was transformed into a large new library along with adjacent technology and computer classrooms. It is literally and figuratively the “heart” of the school right off the main historic entrance.