Rocklin Unified School District recently celebrated the grand opening of the new Quarry Trails Elementary School (QTES) in Rocklin, California. Designed by RGA + A Studio of HMC Architects and constructed by Landmark Construction, the new school supports the growing Rocklin community.

The 9.65-acre campus with capacity for 712 students features 28 classrooms, a multi-purpose room, hard courts, fields, a small exterior amphitheater outside media center, and outdoor learning spaces between classrooms. QTES is the first dual-immersion school in Rocklin, offering instruction in both English and Spanish. The name Quarry Trail honors Rocklin’s history. Rocklin is the principal granite-producing point in the Sacramento Valley and the Quarry Trail, a local nature trail, runs along the American River and past the first quarry opened in 1863 whose stone was used in the construction of the Southern Pacific Railroad and the State Capitol building in Sacramento. While the project was completed in 2021, the campus was left unoccupied due to the pandemic and remote learning. The ribbon-cutting kicked off the new school year and celebrated the long-awaited milestone.

RGA + A Studio of HMC Architects has built a 24-year relationship with RUSD and has planned and designed more than 65 projects, including six new elementary schools and Whitney High School.