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EPHS Construction Project

Renovated library at Elmwood Park High School | Credit: DLA Architects, Ltd.

Keeping the Elmwood Park Community Informed of Our Construction Progress

Major changes are happening for Elmwood Park High School's Large Group Instruction (LGI) Room on the first floor and the school's library on the second floor!

Beginning over the 2023 spring break, crews began transforming both areas into new office and learning spaces. The work is ongoing this summer and will extend into the start of the 2023-24 school year, with an anticipated completion date of early December 2023.

Project Overview

A construction barrier wall has been set up around the LGI, which allows for the construction crew to renovate the designated areas and be completely separated from the students and staff while school is in session.

All construction workers have had a background check and are badged to work on school grounds.

During the project, student and staff parking and entrance procedures will remain the same, other than no access to the District Office parking lot, where a construction staging area has been set up.

An architectural rendering of how the new District Office lobby will look after construction is finished. | Credit: DLA Architects


First Floor

On the first floor, the LGI Room area is being converted into District 401's new administrative offices. New learning spaces as well as bathroom facilities and an elevator are also being added.

Floor plans and architectural renderings of the LGI transformation are available here.

A view of ongoing construction in the first-floor LGI area. | More photos are available here.


Second Floor

On the second floor, the library is being converted into a state-of-the-art learning area, with classrooms and breakout rooms as well as a renovated tech office and special education faculty room. In addition, the new elevator will go up to the library, enabling easy access to both floors.

Floor plans and architectural renderings of the library transformation are available here.

A view of construction work on the second floor in the EPHS library. | More photos are available here.


Video: Construction Showcase 2023

Join Principal Amanda Brode-Rico, Italian teacher Ellen Macoratti and students Andrew Ticao and Olivia Vitacco as they talk about what the recent construction at Elmwood Park High School has meant for the Tiger staff and student body. See how a legacy of excellence has been renewed for the next generation!

EPHS Construction Showcase

Video: EPHS Construction Virtual Tour

What will the changes look like? Check out this video as Director for Education Operations Douglas Wildes takes us on a virtual tour of the planned makeover. The video was made before work began in late March 2023. To see the progress since then, check out our EPHS construction photo galleries. Go Tigers!

A Guided Tour with Mr. Wildes