NEW K-8TH GRADE BUILDING
HICKORY HILL ACADEMY
As of December 10, 2020 we have changed our program name from Kids Express Learning Center to Hickory Hill Academy. The new name brings our long-standing early childhood program and growing elementary school together under one name, as one school for children from infancy through 8th grade.
Due to the exciting growth of our program, projections show we’ll need additional classroom space in the very near future, specifically for our older students. Currently, our Kindergarten - 8th Grade school resides on the existing preschool campus in The Main Building and The Big Red Barn. While we’re thankful to use this charming space, it is only a temporary plan as our established preschool program will continue to use the buildings going forward. We know our older students require a separate, age-appropriate building to facilitate their incredible love for learning. The projected location for our new building is slated for 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).
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 art 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!).
View a gallery of rendering below to see a sample of our building design
NEW BUILDING FAQs
When will the new building open?
What steps are being taken now?
We have made a lot of progress behind-the-scenes in the last 12 months. Our team has worked with architects, engineers, city planners, and lending partners to prepare for construction in the event that we can begin construction soon. We will continue to work with this team in the upcoming months to keep our options open.
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?
What extracurricular activities will be offered?
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.