Six schools approved in the district in 1965 incorporated innovative educational concepts: clusters, pods, centrums, and carrels. Marbrook was the first completed. In a break from the rectilinear school designs of the 1950s, the facility consisted of three hexagonal, red brick and concrete wings (or pods), two containing classrooms and one an openair gymnasium. Wedge-shaped classrooms were clustered around a centrum, or communal teaching space, with study carrels lining its walls. Several schools in the state following this now-discredited educational model have lately been demolished.
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Marbrook Elementary School
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