By Luci Scott for Arizona Builder’s Exchange
A 17KSF, $4M school for 190 children ages three through eighth grade will be built at 67th Avenue and Pinnacle Peak in Phoenix in time to open this fall.
The target date to start construction on the frame-and-stucco building is this spring with a goal of opening the school this fall.
“At build-out, we hope to be at 440 students,” said Kelly Lovelady, principal of the school and president of the non-profit corporation that owns the school. “We have a slow growth model. … We’ll add on to the building as needed.”
She expects to grow by about 50 students a year.
The current Bayer school, which opened this year after the Rancho Solano campus closed at 75th Avenue and Hillcrest, is meeting in a church in Peoria.
The new Bayer Private School is geographically in Phoenix, has a Glendale address, and the road in front of the new school is owned by Peoria.
Lovelady said the school’s focus is multi-disciplinary with a focus on academics because the curriculum is at least a grade level ahead, with an emphasis on languages and music.
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