Elementary Schools

Prairie Trail Elementary School

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01 Project Overview
The new Prairie Trail Elementary School provides the district’s third- through fifth-grade students with a future-ready learning environment.

Grade-level pods divide classrooms into small learning communities with extended learning areas to emphasize collaboration. Each classroom is rich in technology to support the district’s 1:1 initiative, including audio enhancement systems, interactive display boards and wireless connectivity. The school takes advantage of the site’s surrounding wetlands and natural vegetation to provide students with outdoor learning areas for a balanced education.


Elementary Schools


Gurnee School District 56


Wadsworth, IL


89,867 New SF


Connect students to learning opportunities in all parts of the campus

Support the District’s award-winning 1:1 initiative

03 Services & Recognition

Fanning Howey has brought many resources to our community: architecture, engineering, educational planning, technology, and energy efficiency. The holistic nature of your firm has allowed our school district to step into the 21st century with facilities that match our efforts in the classroom.

Dr. John Hutton, Superintendent
Gurnee School District 56
Wadsworth, IL
Services Provided


Interior Design



Awards & Recognition

2014 Award of Merit
Exhibition of Educational Environments,
Illinois Association of School Boards