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Springfield Prep Charter School

Springfield, MA (2020)

Finances the renovation and expansion of a vacant 43,515-sq. ft., single-story office building on 4.31 acres, repurposed into a K-8 school.

COMMUNITY IMPACT
  • 70 FTE jobs
  • 64 construction jobs
  • 486 students served
FINANCING SOURCES
  • NMTC amount: $12,000,000
  • Total Project Costs: $20,400,000
  • CDE:
PROJECT LOCATION

2071 Roosevelt Avenue

Springfield, MA 1104

Project Description

Finances the renovation and expansion of a vacant 43,515-square-foot, single-story office building on 4.31 acres, repurposed into a K-8 school. It will add a 5,200-square-foot gymnasium and improve the site to include an outdoor play area and rubberized athletic court.

Springfield Prep Celebrates the Opening of their New K-8 School Building

Springfield Prep hosted its official ribbon cutting ceremony for its new K-8 campus, located at 2071 Roosevelt Ave, Springfield, MA, on September 23. The $20.4 million renovation will allow the school to create a permanent home for nearly 500 scholars in grades K-8. The school includes classrooms designed for its unique two-teacher model, breakout rooms for small group instruction, a full gymnasium with a stage for performances, and dedicated science, art, and dance rooms. Speakers at the event included:

  • Governor Charlie Baker
  • Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito
  • John Davis, Trustee, The Irene E. and George C. Davis Foundation
  • City Councilor Michael Fenton
  • Springfield Prep Founder and Executive Director, Bill Spirer
  • Springfield Prep Assistant Principal Shawna Mitchell
  • Springfield Prep Founding Student Cyrine Fioklou, 7th Grade Student

“We’ve never had a gym like this for physical activity, for performances, for community gatherings. So with bigger classrooms, for our two teacher model, with a gym like this and playground spaces, it’s just a phenomenal home for us,” said Bill Spirer, Executive Director of Springfield Prep Charter School.

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