Discover the School Specialty Innovation Center

We’ve brought together today’s top future-ready learning environment solutions in an incredible 6,885 square foot showroom. Our expert interior designers, learning environment specialists, and educational strategists have collaborated to create inspiring and effective vignettes for every type of space in the school.

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Experience It Yourself

Come touch and feel the quality of the products. Enjoy the comfort. Appreciate the design. Try out the smart features. You’ll be able to select your own solutions with confidence, knowing just what you are getting.

Find Holistic Solutions

Along with thoughtfully selected furnishings and equipment, you’ll find relevant instructional solutions, educational supplies, and accessories in each area to help you envision how to outfit your own spaces.

Get Expert Support

Learning environment experts are available in the showroom to assist you. They are highly experienced in working with schools to understand your unique needs and goals and help create solutions just right for you.

Enjoy a virtual visit and get inspired

Watch this video tour of the showroom and imagine the possibilities for your own space.

Projects by Design

Your ‘design, project management & more’ partner

Our turnkey, collaborative, and complimentary service can support you through installation and beyond. We can be your single source for products, design, and project management resulting in one P.O. for your entire project. We’ve done this for thousands of school projects over the past 20 years, and we’d love to do it for you.

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Explore Each Area

What are the best ways to bring your instructional intent to life through design? What are the best product solutions? Discover our expert guidance for every type of environment and shop recommended products curated by our own Subject Matter Experts.


Painting, ceramics, graphic design… creativity can take so many forms. Fuel every student’s imagination by designing your art space to be flexible, functional, and inclusive. Important considerations are bright lighting, plentiful surface area, and generous storage. We offer many smart solutions for those needs as well as an extensive selection of high-quality materials for every type of art.

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Makerspace/College and Technical Education

A well-equipped makerspace or CTE area can fuel discovery and innovation, and develop college and career skills. Whether you have a dedicated room, section of a media center, or classroom corner, you can create a flexible, multi-purpose area with solutions like using tables of varied shapes and heights with storage underneath to house materials and tools. Discover the possibilities by shopping our extensive selection of innovative furniture, equipment, and supplies.

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Engaging and effective science spaces encourage hands-on experiences with furniture, equipment, and supplies designed to address technology needs, safety, and flexible groupings. School Specialty offers purpose-built, durable, and affordable solutions for all your science needs, from Biology, Chemistry, and Physics to Environmental Studies, and more.

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Early Childhood

An early childhood learning environment should be filled with wonder and delight, encouraging young learners to feel safe, gain independence, and engage in hands-on learning. To help fill your spaces and your students’ imaginations, our early education experts have curated a comprehensive selection of furniture, learning materials, and supplies you can count on to be high-quality, safe, and developmentally appropriate for every age from infant through 2nd grade.

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From Quiet Spaces to Mindfulness Rooms and Chill Zones, sensory spaces offer a haven where students can disconnect when needed. Key elements to incorporate are items that provide gentle movement for soothing, visual calmers, and tactile and sensory materials for discovery and exploration. Discover the wide array of solutions our team of special needs experts have curated to inspire your own sensory spaces.

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Media Center

Modern media centers are dynamic, multi-use spaces. Be sure to include a wide variety of items such as technology resources, books, media storage, quiet spaces, maker spaces, and areas for collaboration. Maximize the space by incorporating flexible features like casters to enable the space to be reconfigured for current and future needs. Looking for inspiration? Shop our extensive selection of media center solutions now.

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