December 19, 2019

National Partners with James Blair Middle School to Accommodate 21st Century Learning

Williamsburg and James City, Virginia, make up the jointly operated school system of Williamsburg-James City County Public School. Due to an increase in enrollment, their existing James Blair Middle School was at capacity. This influx of students, due to the growing population, led them to realize that they needed a new facility.

James Blair Middle School chose National’s furniture to outfit a myriad of spaces, providing versatile and functional furniture that was durable and accomplished their goals for each space. They chose Epicenter and WaveWorks workstations with Reno and Marcelo lounge furniture for the media center. Swift benches and Ditto stools can be found in the cafeteria and open lobby spaces. Tag chairs are in the clinic, while Wander task seating is located throughout the building. The principal’s office features Aurora executive task seating and guest chairs, while the Administration offices are outfitted with Timberlane seating. Essay seating is in each of the classrooms and Fringe bistro and Reno lounge create shared collaboration spaces outside of the classrooms.

Their project-based curriculum promotes individualized and student centered learning, and National’s furniture accommodated the flexibility required for students and faculty. The furniture supports teachers’ needs to switch methodology and recombine students for short periods of time based on their mastery of stated standards.