Community Design Kick off and Survey

George W. Childs (k-8) Philadelphia Public Elementary School has teamed up with Iowa State University and Philadelphia organizations - Neighbors Invested in Childs Elementary (NICE), The Big Sandbox, and other school community collaborators - to reimagine and transform its schoolyard into a vibrant learning landscape for students and the surrounding community. 


Click here to take the survey

Students, parents, teachers, staff, and community members are encouraged to complete a survey that will help determine what elements should be incorporated into the new schoolyard. To complete the survey, just select the top 5 features, or add your own ideas, you’d like to see in your schoolyard in the visual PhotoSurvey below.

What’s next?

We are working on developing a vision, master plan, phasing plan, implementation plan, & cost estimates for each schoolyard. We need your help! Your input is very valuable in the design process to ensure your new schoolyard is exactly what your school community needs.

We can't wait to meet you and to work with you!  

We will be in Philadelphia working with your school and community:  

The week of November 5th (DATE and TIME TBD)

The week of November 19th (DATE and TIME TBD)