Lake Travis ISD unveils its new campus in anticipation for the 2019-20 school year

The campus at 5400 Vail Divide, Bee Cave, officially opened Aug. 14 for the 2019-20 school year.

The campus at 5400 Vail Divide, Bee Cave, officially opened Aug. 14 for the 2019-20 school year.

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The main hallway features windows overlooking the middle school’s indoor gym.
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The school’s separate wings called houses are connected in the building’s main entrance overlooking the athletic fields.
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Outdoor collaborative spaces overlook the Hill Country.
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Bee Cave Middle School features two athletic fields for both soccer and football games.
In preparation for the first day of school, Lake Travis ISD hosted an open house Aug. 9 at its newest campus, Bee Cave Middle School.

For the first time, parents and students were able to see the new $72.6 million campus and its amenities that include two athletic fields, engineering labs, black box theater, band room, a fine arts wing and collaborative spaces.

Principal Amanda Prehn said the building was designed to facilitate a collaborative learning experience, and the teaching style at LTISD is reflected in the building’s design.

Classrooms are connected by windows LTISD calls drive-thrus so teachers and students can interact with the class next door, and the campus features flexible learning spaces, such as common areas, team planning rooms and project rooms.

The campus was designed with plenty of windows and natural light to appear open and fluid, Prehn said.

“We want our kids to be cooperative learners,” Prehn said. “We want them to be able to collaborate working in groups.”
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