How Much Does a Portable Classroom Cost?

We’ll walk you through all the factors that affect how much portable classrooms cost, and how to find one that suits the needs of your school district.

Portable classrooms are a flexible, cost-effective solution to both temporary and permanent space shortages. They can be delivered quickly to accommodate fluctuating enrollments and renovations, or to create a mobile classroom space for a wide range of events and activities.

Modular classrooms provide all the benefits of traditional, site-built classrooms with plenty of added benefits. But how much do portable classrooms cost? We’ll walk you through the factors that can affect the cost of purchasing or renting a portable classroom, and how to pick the best option for your needs.

If you want hard numbers based on your specific needs, reach out to the staff at Nadler Modular. We can quickly create a quote and get your team all the information you need to make a decision you feel confident in.

Portable Classroom Cost Factors

The biggest factor that affects the cost of portable classrooms is their size. Double classroom buildings are more expensive than single classroom buildings. But there are several other aspects to keep in mind as you look at what you can do with your budget.


One of the most convenient aspects of modular classrooms is the many custom options that are available. We offer all of our clients a wide range of options for their interior layouts, including bathrooms, offices, storage spaces, conference rooms, and more. They enable your portable classrooms to also be used as administrative, organizational, or meeting spaces. If you choose a long-term lease or purchase your mobile classroom, the customization options become almost limitless.


Finding furnishings for your building can take a lot of time and add unexpected costs to obtaining and operating your facilities. Fortunately, there are furnishing options available through NadlerPlus™ that can make life easier, and more affordable, for you. Our packages include ramps, canopies, Wi-Fi, security features, and more. They can all be part of your leasing or purchase agreement for one easy invoice.


The cost of installing a portable classroom includes not just the physical placement of the structure but also the preparation of the site, utility connections, and compliance with local building codes. Factors such as the accessibility of the site and the need for foundation work can also affect the installation costs.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Portable Classroom?

Since portable classrooms are often used to fill temporary shortages in facilities, they are a popular option for leasing. Portable classroom rental costs may change depending on the age of the building, the length of the lease, and the other factors listed above.

How Much Does it Cost to Move a Portable Classroom?

Portable classrooms were made to be moved quickly and easily, but there are still costs associated with such a move. You need to obtain the necessary permits, unhook and re-hook the utilities, and prepare the new site—in addition to the cost of moving the building itself. 

How Much Do Used Portable Classrooms Cost?

Much like a new building, there are several factors that will affect the cost of a used portable classroom, including the age of the building and any wear and tear it has sustained over the course of its use.

Why Choose Nadler Modular?

With more than 45 years of experience, Nadler Modular knows how to create quality products for clients in a wide range of industries. We offer the Nadler Advantage, which means we always go above and beyond to make sure our clients are satisfied.

Some companies try to make their portable classroom rental costs seem cheaper by billing every 28 days for a lower bill—but you’re actually paying 13 times a year. Nadler bills on the first of every month so there are never any surprises and you can budget accordingly.

Nadler also offers our clients a single point of contact from the initial sales process to delivery and installation. This allows us to build strong, personal relationships with our clients that are built on trust and responsive communication.

Tell Us About Your Needs

Interested in finding an affordable portable classroom for your school? Reach out to the team at Nadler Modular today for a quote on a modular building customized for your needs.