EI Associates Celebrates the Dedication of the New Baron Elementary School with the Manheim Central School District

August 26, 2019

On Monday, August 12, 2019, EI Associates, a full-service architectural and engineering firm, along with the Manheim Central School District celebrated the Dedication and Open House for the new Baron Elementary School. The new school designed by EI Associates was open for staff, students, and the community to walk through after the official ribbon cutting ceremony and presentation of the “Key to the School” by EI Associates’ own Jim Martin, Director of Production. The new elementary school is now ready for the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

Designed as a Modern, High-Performance Building


The new Baron Elementary School offers 24 academic classrooms housing grades Pre-K through 4th as well as support classrooms, a music room with a practice room and instrument storage room adjacent, and an art room with storage space. Core learning and support areas include a full-size gymnasium with performance platform/stage that sees through to student dining and the kitchen services area, a media center, small group instruction rooms and a large group instruction space, and an administrative, guidance and health suite with faculty and building services areas throughout. The school is a modern, high-performance building with all aspects meeting the highest educational standards. The design of the new school allows for maximum flexibility of space for current and future use. 

Seeking LEED® Gold


The project has been designed seeking LEED® Gold Certification standards and will be highly sustainable, incorporating materials and systems that require minimal energy use. EI Associates has successfully assisted the District in obtaining a $2 million grant from Alternative & Clean Energy Program.