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Microsoft's School of the Future

Microsoft's School of the Future

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Microsoft School Of The Future
4021 Parkside Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
United States
Coordinates 39°58′28″N 75°12′15″W / 39.97442°N 75.20429°W / 39.97442; -75.20429Coordinates: 39°58′28″N 75°12′15″W / 39.97442°N 75.20429°W / 39.97442; -75.20429
Type Free public
Established 2006
School district School District of Philadelphia
Principal Richard Sherin
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 608 (2014-2015)
Color(s)           Red and Yellow
Mascot Firebird

Microsoft School of the Future (commonly referred to as the 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


  1. ^ DesignShare.com, 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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