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Building The New Ithan Elementary School

At its June 28, 2022 regularly scheduled Board Business Meeting the Radnor Township School Board approved the Administration’s recommendation to replace Ithan Elementary School on the current grounds based on a thorough feasibility study and community feedback.  

The long-term feasibility study found areas of concern at Ithan Elementary School that needed to be addressed immediately. Administration presented a preliminary timeline for replacing Ithan Elementary School which included stages for planning, development and construction to take place over a 4-to-6-year period. At their November 29, 2022 Board Business Meeting, the Radnor Township School Board approved the selection of Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects for design and bidding of the Ithan Elementary School Project.  

A Steering Committee of parents, community members, staff, School Board members, and architects generally meets the last week of each month to guide the project. 

New Ithan Elementary School Community Meeting January 17, 2024

Logo for Building a New Ithan Elementary School


On Wednesday, January 17 at 4:30 p.m. in the IES cafeteria, our team gave an update on the New Ithan Elementary School project, including a presentation of the Design Development. This event was open to the public.

Conceptual Schematic Design

See a conceptual schematic design of the proposed New Ithan Elementary School through this video rendering. 

Project Updates

New IES Project Update: May 2023

The New Ithan Elementary School Steering Committee Members took time in April to tour local newly built schools for research and inspiration.

Anticipated for completion within 4-6 years, the New Ithan Elementary Project addresses issues of outdated mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, ADA non-compliance, and security concerns among other areas of critical concern.

The New Ithan Elementary Project is currently scheduled for completion in the next 4-5 years. Below is a tentative timeline for various aspects of the project. Please note these dates may change and this webpage will be updated to reflect any changes. (Updated January 19, 2024)

  • Building Review
    • Determine location, size, and function of the new building.
    • Completed: May 2023
  • Schematic Design Phase
    • Meet with internal stakeholders and develop floor plan.
    • Completed: October 2023
  • Design Development Phase
    • A more detailed design to include technology integration,  input from teachers and administrators, educational space design, 3D space layouts.
    • Estimated completion: January 2024
  • Land Development
    • Estimated completion: November 2024
  • Bidding
    • Estimated completion: November 2024
  • Award of Contracts
    • Estimated completion: January 2025
  • Construction
    • Estimated completion: 2027-2028 School Year

Ithan Elementary School New Construction Project