Providence Elementary School
4958 Providence Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Providence Elementary School, home of the Pioneers, is located in the Kempsville area of Virginia Beach, VA. This building houses Kindergarten through fifth grades. Its mission, in cooperation with family and community, is to meet the unique educational needs of its students in a safe, nurturing environment, instill an enthusiasm for lifelong learning, and encourage students to become responsible, respectful citizens. The building opened for faculty/staff in August 1981 and for students in September of the same year, and has seen thousands of eager students pass along its halls before moving on to higher education. The school certainly fits its mascot; as a ?pioneer? for the Virginia Beach City Public School district, it was the crown jewel for the division?s first energy performance contract effort. In addition to retrofitting of lighting and installation of occupancy sensors, the school is the first school in the VBCPS system to have a ground-source HVAC system installed. Completed in August 2009, this helped dramatically reduce the electrical use at the school. The engineering aspect of the geothermal system installed at the school was also used as a lesson for several difficult concepts in the science curriculum, including heat transfer and energy. This use of buildings as a teaching tool helps use ?real world? lessons to teach challenging concepts.
Virginia Beach City Public Schools is the largest school division in Hampton Roads--southeastern Virginia--serving just under 70,000 students in grades K-12 (as of September 2010). Currently, the school system includes 56 elementary schools, 14 middle schools, 11 high schools, and a number of secondary/post-secondary specialty centers.
Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Virginia Beach City Public Schools or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.
Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
Facility Type: K-12 School
Total Floorspace: 61831 sf
Year Constructed: 1999
Contract Type: None