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Hickory Hill Academy is expanding! We’re thrilled to share that our new building is currently on track for a Fall 2023 opening.
In 2020, Hickory Hill Academy leaders recognized that our programs were growing quickly and we would soon need more space, especially for our older students. Currently, our preschool through 8th Grade students reside in the Main Building and Big Red Barn. While we’re thankful to use this charming space, we know our older students require a separate, age-appropriate building to facilitate their incredible love for learning. 

Our new building will be located on the southern corner of campus, near the intersection of High Point Road and Mid Town Road. This will allow us to provide much needed space for our older students, while remaining on the same shared campus as one unified program (Age 1 - 8th grade). Our established preschool program will continue to use it’s beloved existing campus in the Main Building, the Big Red Barn, and the Dahlhouse.

Our new building will be far more than a larger space for our older students. Each room will provide our school community the opportunity to follow our program’s vision of “Cultivating Compassionate Leaders.”  Whether it’s our gymnasium, science lab, library, or music studio, each space is intended to build strong character qualities for our school community.  The prominent indoor conservatory may provide the greatest opportunity to cultivate growth in a stimulating and compassionate environment (in both our plants, and our school community!).
The entire team at Hickory Hill Academy has worked hard to turn this dream building into a reality and we’re incredibly excited for this next step as a growing school community.
Questions? Contact Jenny Dahl.

View a gallery of rendering below to see a sample of our building design


When will the new building open?

The new building is currently on track for a Fall 2023 opening.

What steps are being taken now?

The entire Hickory Hill team is continuing to work hard to turn the dream building into a reality. We’re confident the project will continue to run smoothly, we anticipate breaking ground in May or June with construction complete in the summer of 2023.

Where is the building located?

The projected location for our new building is the southern corner of our campus, near the intersection of High Point Road and Mid Town Road. While this will provide a separate space for our older students, we are excited to remain on the same shared campus as one unified program (Infant - 8th grade).

What specialty programs will be provided during the school day?

Our program has always maintained a focus on enrichment programs to support a diverse variety of learning experiences for our students. We’re excited to further develop our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math) Education opportunities with our Science Lab, Maker’s Space Lab, Art Studio, and Music Studio. Our prominent space, the indoor conservatory, will provide endless opportunities for our specialty programs -- including valuable SEL lessons (ex: mindfulness).

Will the community have access to the building?

Absolutely! Our school community stretches beyond our teachers and students, as we want to develop strong relationships within the entire community. We invite our families to get involved in a variety of ways, including the PPA (Parent Partnership Association), volunteer opportunities, and monthly events. We hope to create a warm environment for families to socialize throughout the day. A strong, supportive community is vital to our program’s success, and we need our families to feel connected. Our mission is to cultivate compassionate leaders who serve their community. While service will stretch beyond our campus, we are committed to hosting a variety of events as stewards in our community. Whether we invite our neighborhood friends to remain connected, or partner with a community in need, our campus is a welcoming place to all.

What extracurricular activities will be offered?

Our program will have the capacity to support a variety of athletic, academic, and enrichment activities typical to most K-8 schools. Along with basketball, science clubs, and tutoring, our 10-acre campus provides unique opportunities for student activities. We’re eager and excited to learn more about our students’ interests, and to create programming opportunities based on their desires. We understand the value of quality after school options for our families, and are proud to offer an established program taught by degreed teachers. Our current program will extend through the 8th grade.

Will there be a lunch program?

Yes, we will have a full kitchen to support our community’s health, growth, connection, and overall sense of well-being.