Mountain Bay Elementary School

DC Everest School District

The D.C. Everest’s elementary schools were operating at and above student capacity limits. Classrooms were overcrowded, and the existing elementary schools were aging, needing constant repairs and exceeding operating budgets. The District hired Somerville to review the needs to create a master plan that would solve the overcrowding issues. Our team and the District worked together and determined that a new elementary school was needed, accommodating for the area’s rapidly expanding enrollment.

Somerville aided the D.C. Everest School District successfully pass a referendum that would construct a new elementary school. Early planning meetings with D.C. Everest indicated that they wanted a more traditional school house look complete with a main entrance bell tower for this 4-track, 600-student school. The design incorporated a brick, two-story traditional school aesthetic into a modern learning environment, providing the necessary space and amenities to fulfill the needs of the District into the future.



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Facility Highlights

  • New Classrooms for Grades K – 5
  • Special needs classrooms for CDE, ED, LD, ESL, SP/Lang. and Reading/Recovery
  • 3 Teachers Aides/Resource /Computer rooms per house or wing
  • IMC
  • Gymnasium
  • Cafeteria
  • Administration / Student Services
  • Main Entrance / Canopy
  • Maintenance / Receiving / Storage
  • Mechanical / Electrical Rooms / Boiler Room
  • Elevator
  • Successful referendum

They completely get who we are and what we are trying to do. Our mission, our vision, our values. They bring that into the design and we end up with these beautiful buildings.

Dr. Kristine Gilmore
DC Everest School District