NORTH LIBERTY– As the school year winds down, Heritage Christian School (HCS) in North Liberty is gearing up.
The private school has signed a contract with architectural engineers Frye Builders and Associates of Muscatine for their planned new school to be built on the corner of Hackberry and Juniper Streets in North Liberty. Groundbreaking at the site will take place Friday, May 29 at 12 p.m.
The school currently leases its space from Grace Community Church, which is also planning a future expansion. The significant increase in school enrollment over the last several years has created space shortages throughout the school, including classroom space and storage areas.
The new school will be a 25,000 sq. ft. structure, built on 22 acres of land owned by the school. It is expected to open for the 2010-11 school year.
During an all-school assembly, HCS board member Jon Weih and Frye Builders’ representative Mike Frye sat at a table in front of the entire student body, staff, and many parents, to sign the construction contract.
“It’s an exciting time in our school’s history,” Weih told the students. “That’s why we wanted you all to be here, to share that excitement.”