SHAPE Elementary/Middle School
SHAPE Elementary Middle School
21st Century Schools in Belgium
The Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) is the headquarters of NATO's Allied Command Operations located near Mons, Belgium. In 2009, the design team completed a master plan for the 21.5 acre SHAPE International School campus, which called for replacing all existing campus buildings with new, state-of-the-art facilities, including a new U.S. Elementary, Middle, and High School, and four new educational facilities for other NATO member nations.
The new Elementary School, Middle School and two-story U.S. High School contain a mix of general purpose and specialty classrooms, including art, music, computer and science labs, a culinary arts room, and an information center. This unique international learning environment is made up of students from nearly 20 allied countries and in the design and master plan every effort was made to incorporate the spirit of the school's commitment to fostering a Global Community.