Microsoft's School of the Future

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High School Of The Future
4021 Parkside Avenue 19104 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Type Free public
Established 2006
School district Philadelphia School District
Principal Rosalind Chivis
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 408 (2012)
Color(s)           Red and Yellow
Mascot Firebird

Microsoft's School of the Future is a public high school located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States that serves grades 9 through 12 as part of the Philadelphia School District. The school opened on September 7, 2006.


After two and half years of planning, the School District of Philadelphia, Microsoft and The Prisco Group architectural firm designed "School of the Future." The school resides on 8 acres (32,000 m2) in West Philadelphia's Fairmount Park and was designed as a template that can be replicated throughout the country and worldwide on a traditional budget. The design had to incorporate the principle of adaptation at any site, making it able to adjust to smaller or bigger student capacity and incorporate different curricula and programs. The design supports continuous, relevant and adaptive learning principles.


LEED Gold Certified[citation needed]

2006 DesignShare Award[1]

2006 Reader's Digest: Best of America - Best High-Tech High[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^, undated. "High School of the Future: DesignShare Projects." Accessed 9 October 2008.
  2. ^ Reader's Digest, May 2007."Best of America - Best High-Tech High." Accessed 9 October 2008.

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Coordinates: 39°58′28″N 75°12′15″W / 39.97442°N 75.20429°W / 39.97442; -75.20429