The Department of Defense Education Activity
Van Voorhis Elementary School rendering

The oldest elementary school at Fort Knox in Kentucky is being replaced

Aug. 19, 2021
A $58.9 million campus will replace Van Voorhis Elementary School, which was built 63 years ago.

The Department of Defense Education Activity is replacing a 63-year-old elementary school at the Fort Knox military base in Kentucky 

The $58.9 million Van Voorhis Elementary School will have 104,000 square feet of space and has been designed with an open neighborhood concept so students can work together, reports The News Enterprise. 

These instructional spaces are grouped together in neighborhoods where each has a learning hub, a central space used for projects, breakout sessions and activities. Learning hubs have learning studios or classrooms clustered around which are paired for collaborative instruction and group learning. 

Van Voorhis Elementary School is one of four DoDEA schools at Fort Knox. The others are Kingsolver Elementary School, Scott Intermediate School and Fort Knox Middle High School.

Van Voorhis is the oldest elementary school on post. 

Construction will begin during the 2021-22 school year, and will open during the 2024-25 school year.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Louisville District will oversee the project. 

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