Dr. Walther Cooper Academy School 10
One of the oldest buildings in the Rochester City School District, School 10 was constructed in 1916, and added onto in 1919. Recently, a mass renovation provided many needed improvements that will enable the school to better serves its pre-K through grade 6 students. Work covered demolition of approximately 60% of the existing school, full renovation of the remaining structure, and construction of a two-story, 70,000-SF addition within the original building’s footprint. The addition houses new classrooms, a cafeteria, a gymnasium and expanded auditorium. Upgrades to the school’s overall condition were made to meet State Education Department code, ADA requirements and other current standards. Additional work increased natural light throughout the building and provided better air circulation, building-wide air conditioning, updated finishes, LED light fixtures, and IT and security upgrades.