Mary Lyon Elementary School Replacement

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Play all day at new Mary Lyon playground

Jump, run, skip, swing, slide – you can do it all at the new Mary Lyon Elementary playground, which is officially open. 

While you’re there, take a look at the new Lyon Explorer signs that invite you to “Puget Play Sound” and explore the special features of the site.

The new building opens to students on the first day of school, Sept. 5.


They grow so fast

Take a look at this time-lapse video showing the new Mary Lyon Elementary. In reality, it takes a bit longer, of course. The school will open in September 2019.

You can also click here to see what's happening right now on the live construction web-cam. Use internet Explorer with Adobe Flash enabled to view the live feed.

Updated November 13, 2018

About the project

​Project overview

Lyon Elementary School currently has a capacity of 450 students that includes preschool through fifth grade. The existing facility was originally constructed in 1925 with 41,017 square feet on just under 3 acres. Several additions were made between 1948 and 2003.

The new replacement project will:

  • Construct a new building expected to sustain a lifespan of 50 years.
  •  Provide approximately 56,000 square feet of innovative learning spaces for students.
  • Allow students to attend school in a different location during construction.

The project’s design phase began in fall 2015 and went through spring 2017. Construction began in July 2017. Students attend school in the old McKinley Elementary while their new schools is being built.

Square footage: 56,625
Student capacity: 450
Projected budget: $34.9 million
Design: August 2015 - April 2017
Construction: July 2017 - April 2019
Percent complete: 99%
Opening: September 2019
Architect: DOWA-IBI Group
Contractor: Pease & Sons

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