By: Mariel Carbone | WCTV Eyewitness News
February 11, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A new charter school in Tallahassee is moving forward with development plans.
The Tallahassee Classical School has secured land on Blairstone Road, just east of Paul Russell Road. With blueprints made, it is now working through the various approval stages with the city, including
work with the Development Review Committee.
The two story build will sit on 13.5 acres of land and include a science lab, music room and art room. They also plan to build an archery range and soccer field on the grounds. And, a large car loop will be constructed for drop off.
Adrienne Campbell, co-founder of Tallahassee Classical School, said the location on Blairstone was a perfect fit for their vision.
"You can get into it from Capital Circle. You can get downtown relatively quickly on Blairstone and there's a lot of really exciting things going on on the southside of town. So it felt like a really good place to add a wonderful school choice option," she said.
Initial construction will be for phase one, which includes the K-8 building. Later, phase two will be an add on, which will include space for high school grade levels. Classes are set to begin in the
fall, however the first semester will be held at a temporary location, with construction on phase one expected to be complete by 2020.
Campbell said a few hundred students are already registered and enrolled. A second round of enrollment is now underway, and a lottery will take place next week.