Lake Champlain Waldorf High School plans move to Shelburne
|January 3, 2013||Filled under Education, Our Town||
The Lake Champlain Waldorf High School is moving forward with plans to relocate to the former Morgan Horse Museum on Bostwick Road in Shelburne by 2014. The Lake Champlain Waldorf School (LCWS) Board of Trustees launched, ‘The Time is Now Campaign’ in October and is currently in the “quiet stage” of fundraising to create the new high school campus.
“Our high school campus is bursting at the seams,” explains Board of Trustees President Josh Simonds. “After careful study by our planners and school community, we have chosen to meet our growing enrollment demands by moving our high school program to this stunning and ideal property located less than two miles from our kindergarten and grade school campus. These sister campuses will work in consonance to nurture and inspire students, faculty, parents, and the extended community to teach and learn. We also are excited by the potential synergy between the Shelburne Museum and our Waldorf high school.”
Members of the LCWS Building Committee have been working closely with lead architect (and school parent) David Pill of Pill-Maharam Architects, construction consultant Tom Barden, and the high school community to design the new high school facility. Pill brings a wealth of experience to this project. An award-winning architect with great passion for creating environmentally responsible buildings which produce zero carbon emissions, Pill has worked with several Waldorf schools in New England. This week, the project will be presented to the local contracting community for inquiries of interest and will begin the bidding process.
The LCWS has officially put their Charlotte campus up for sale. They are working with V/T Commercial to find the right buyers. The property consists of 6.01 acres of pastoral land, along with a 7.910 sq. ft. three-story building. The building and grounds have the potential to appeal to a wide range of users because of the beautiful property, location, upgraded building, and septic and water capacity. It is part of an industrial development space so a small business might do well there, but there are many possibilities. To view the listing go to: http://goo.gl/MfSNS.