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OutClass™ Outdoor Classrooms

COVID has changed the way we will go back to school

The OutClass™ outdoor classroom system offers a natural, flexible, and pedagogically sound approach to quickly scale up your classroom capacity outside to take the pressure off your teachers and school inside.

  • OutClass™ surfaces naturally disinfect overnight (compared to 4-5 days for plastic & steel)

  • Seat spacing naturally reinforces distancing protocols
  • Each student seat provides a backpack hitch to keep materials self-contained
  • Low-impact surface mount system

  • Each classroom can be set up or removed in an hour
  • Convert an entire soccer pitch into an outdoor school in a day
  • Quickly remove OutClass™ and recover your fields
  • Allows for infinite configurations of seating and breakout groups

  • Moving tool allows you to reconfigure and adapt to distancing protocols
  • Buffers between classes and shelter enhance the learning environment
  • Teacher tested and approved
  • Components can be re-purposed into an engaging, compliant play structure (ASTM, ANSI, CSA, ADA)

  • Other options for reconfiguration include outdoor gathering area, social seating, student study groups, and even bleachers for your sports fields

Quick Setup & Take Down

Designed for fast and efficient shipping and set-up, OutClass™ can transform your open space into an effective outdoor school in a single day. Blackboards for teaching; solid, stable, natural seating and desk space that maintains distancing; curriculum and equipment storage; buffers between classes; shade and inclement weather protection – all are delivered and set up in one day without damaging your field. The smart  approach to quickly and safely scaling up your classroom capacity outside to take the pressure off your teachers and school inside.

Flexible teaching space

OutClass™ traditional layout
OutClass™ learning group layout

Transforms into play structure

When the rules relax or your needs change, the OutClass™ flexible seating and workstation configuration can quickly adapt. Each OutClass™ system ships with equipment you will need to set the components into alternate patterns that will accommodate any teaching style.

Nobody knows when the threat of COVID will dissipate, but when it is time to shift your outdoor classrooms into their next configuration, we are only a call away and ready to help transform the components into an array of options from amazing play structures to creative social gathering spaces, benches and bleachers, and of course, spectacular, permanent outdoor classrooms!

And with the OutClass™ system’s unique surface mounted process, your field will quickly be back in business!

 

OutClass™ play structure
OutClass™ social gathering

Fit up to 18 classrooms (360 students) on a regulation soccer pitch

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Pricing

Financing Options

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No Money Down

0% Down while you pay your balance monthly over a 3-year lease term. Lease financing is provided by a 3rd party; financing costs determined on case-by-case basis.
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50% Down Payment

50% Deposit up front while you pay the remaining balance in 6 monthly-installments from date of delivery with 0% interest financing. This Option includes a one-year warranty.
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System Specifications

Our team at Bienenstock has been building outdoor learning and play spaces for two decades and we are excited to introduce the OutClass™ outdoor classroom system.

In the fall our children will be back at school… one way or another…

We are all grappling with physical distancing and curriculum delivery in school buildings that were designed to gather students close together, not spread them apart. The solution is just outside your door!

OutClass™ offers a natural, flexible, pedagogically sound approach to quickly scaling up your classroom capacity outside to take the pressure off your teachers and school inside.

Example Picture

We offer an array of standard modular OutClass™ sizes from 15 to 30 students, and beyond. Take a look at our standard options below. If you’re interested in a custom build, or would like to add additional components to your project, please don’t hesitate to give us a shout, we’d be more than happy to walk you through the process.

OutClass™ Modules & Custom Classrooms

OutClass™ Transformed

Play Structure
Play Structure
Gathering Area

Accessibility

Worried about accessibility? We have developed a surface mounted approach that makes your outdoor classrooms and grass surfaces immediately accessible under the ADA and AODA.

Two seat and desk heights have been chosen to operate as a sitting or standing desk and work above the 60th percentile for children in grade 1 to 4 and grade 5 to 8.

Teachers have a taller and wider desktop for their computer, textbooks, notes, and display materials. Their seat is configured differently from the student’s’ to provide back support for sitting, the option to use it as a footrest while sitting on the desktop, or the ergonomically correct height as a stand-behind desk.

Blackboards are specially coated steel that resists the elements and facilitates easier graffiti removal. They are two sided to provide opportunities for four groups of four to break out and still observe physical distancing protocols. Carefully designed to stand 18” above the field, they provide open sightlines at the ground plane allowing the entire classroom to meet CPTED Guidelines for supervision.

*Seat sizing is flexible and can be mixed.

**OutClass systems can also be ordered with seat and desk heights for grown students and adults to learn and work.

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Installation & Layout Gallery

15 Student Classroom Module

The 15 student classroom module is perfect for an intimate outdoor teaching setting. Complete with dual chalkboards and a teacher’s sit-and-stand log podium, the classroom setting is further insulated by optional fence panel and cedar planter dividers. Shades sails are also available to further augment the setting and provide extended protection from the sun. To maintain optimal pedagogical value, we recommend a maximum of 12 of these classroom modules per 6000 m² (Football Field). 

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20 Student Classroom Module

The 20 student classroom module is perfect for an intimate outdoor teaching setting. Complete with dual chalkboards and a teacher’s sit-and-stand log podium, the classroom setting is further insulated by optional fence panel and cedar planter dividers. Shades sails are also available to further augment the setting and provide extended protection from the sun. To maintain optimal pedagogical value, we recommend a maximum of 9 of these classroom modules per 6000 m² (Football Field). 

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30 Student Classroom Module

The 30 student classroom module is perfect for an intimate outdoor teaching setting. Complete with dual chalkboards and a teacher’s sit-and-stand log podium, the classroom setting is further insulated by optional fence panel and cedar planter dividers. Shades sails are also available to further augment the setting and provide extended protection from the sun. To maintain optimal pedagogical value, we recommend a maximum of 6 of these classroom modules per 6000 m² (Football Field). 

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Custom Outdoor Classrooms

Sometimes your space requires something a little different, or perhaps you’re looking to cater to a unique educational opportunity; we’ve got you covered. Our team of designers and master craftspeople are eager to build a custom classroom to meet your requirements. We look forward to hearing your ideas and planning our collective approach!

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Transformed Play Structure & Gathering Area Gallery