BUILDING BRIGHT FUTURES: THE CAMPAIGN FOR CCSA
For four years, CCSA has occupied leased space in an office park just outside the City of Chester. This location has met the needs of the School to date, but cannot accommodate growth in student numbers beyond the addition of 10th grade in 2016-17. The current building also lacks features that will enrich the School’s offerings, including a designated performance space and outdoor recreational space for athletics.
The Chester Fund has acquired 11 acres of land in the City of Chester to construct a K-12 building specifically designed for the School’s integrated-arts program. The land is located at 1200 Highland Avenue, just south of I-95 on the west side of Chester. The project broke ground on June 2, 2016 and will be completed by August 2017.
The new school campus will allow CCSA to broaden and deepen programmatic offerings through facilities built to match the needs of a K-12 integrated arts school. The building will include two classrooms for each grade, break-out reading rooms on every floor, a regulation gymnasium, a multi-media/computer lab, science laboratories, dance and art studios, and a cafetorium for food service and small-scale performances.
The new school building will also be a beacon in the community, bringing an attractive, bustling campus to a largely residential neighborhood.