IUSD Board Names Irvine’s Next K-8 School

Cadence Park front of the school rendering

The IUSD Board of Education has unanimously approved the name, Cadence Park, for Irvine’s next K-8 school during the June 27, 2017 Board Meeting.  The name was selected in accordance with the District’s policy to assign names based on nearby landmarks, communities and historical references.  Cadence Park, soon to be the District’s fourth K-8 school, will serve the Great Park Neighborhoods, including Cadence Park and Parasol Park in north Irvine.   

Set to open in August 2018, this new K-8 will be a state-of-the-art education facility and will continue IUSD’s tradition of excellence. The 94,000 square foot Art Deco inspired campus is on 13 acres and will include the following features:

  • A next generation innovation lab that includes a makers space and an attached video production room.  The space will also be equipped with sinks and a roll up door to the exterior to create a flexible learning space. 

  • A library building with several windows for natural light that includes a dedicated story telling space, which will also double as a small group work area. 

  • All classrooms in grades 1-5 will have a direct connection to the interior student collaboration spaces. 

  • The 6-8 quad will include an outdoor amphitheater, covered small group instruction areas, space for outdoor science activities and a garden. 

  • Outdoor collaboration spaces throughout the campus for all grade levels.

  • Gymnasium with attached fitness lab.

The IUSD groundbreaking ceremony for Cadence Park will be September 7, 2017 at 4 p.m.