Casa esperanza montessori charter school to celebrate new building groundbreaking new facility
Wake County’s only dual language Montessori school announces groundbreaking festivities for the school’s new Wake Forest location, taking place on Friday, February 25.
WAKE FOREST, NC (February 18, 2022) – Casa Esperanza Montessori Charter School will celebrate an important milestone with an official groundbreaking ceremony for the school’s new location at 10510 Star Road, just off of Capital Boulevard in Wake Forest. Elected officials, local dignitaries and business owners, Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce guests, as well as school board members, administrators, staff and families, will be on-hand for this special occasion. The event begins at 2pm on Friday, February 25 at the new building site.
The groundbreaking celebration signifies an important step in the life of Wake County’s only dual language Montessori school, which serves students in grades K-to-8, as well as a private pre-K program for 3- and 4-year olds. Construction on the new facility will proceed promptly after the groundbreaking and is planned to welcome the School’s students and staff at the start of the 2022-23 school year.
The new “casa” for Casa Esperanza will enjoy easy access from Capital Boulevard and close proximity to many families, old and new, in Wake Forest, North Raleigh and surrounding communities. Its modern architecture will be striking. Its ample acreage will provide students with dramatically greater access to the outdoors, for study and physical activity.
Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones will serve as a featured speaker and will reflect on Casa In The Present, and the role this dynamic school will play in the community’s continued growth. Casa graduate and UNC-Chapel Hill student Courtney Worrell will speak about Casa’s future, while Casa Esperanza Montessori Board Chair, Monique Taylor, will honor the school’s past and recognize its present employees. Present-day Casa students will also participate in the ceremony, including a Presentation of the Flags to honor the 39 countries represented by students, parents, and staff and the international flavor of the school.
Mrs. Taylor views this occasion as an important time to reflect on the school’s history. She comments, “Many people have played an important role in bringing us to this milestone. Since opening our doors in 2003, Casa Esperanza has had a passion to serve the Hispanic community. Our founders saw a clear opportunity to effectively provide Spanish language acquisition while using the Montessori philosophy. The strong community that came together to share and support their vision is a key to what made this day possible. Their mission created a superior learning experience from which generations of students have benefited. We’re thankful that some of these visionaries will be able to join us in this celebration, and believe this new building will be a living monument to their good works.”
For Casa Esperanza Head of School Teresa Outlaw, the groundbreaking event also provides a powerful first glimpse into a dynamic future for the school. She notes, “From the moment you enter the building, you can sense the amazing community we have at Casa. Our innovative curriculum is unique and powerful, but it’s the people that make Casa special. Our students, teachers, staff and parents have a dedication to Casa that is truly remarkable.”
Ms. Outlaw adds, “We are now on the verge of moving to a school building that is as special as the people that will embrace it. We’ll be able to take advantage of cutting-edge technology, ample space and modern classrooms to bring our learning experience to an even higher level. I can’t wait to greet all of our students and families in our new Casa home this fall.”
About Casa Esperanza Montessori Charter School
Casa Esperanza Montessori Charter School is Wake County’s only dual language Montessori school, serving students in grades K-to-8 as well as in a private pre-K program. Students experience a multi-cultural, hands-on learning experience, with two Spanish language options. Enrichment students learn in English and have weekly Spanish classes. Immersion students are taught in Spanish, with supplemental literacy instruction in English. As a North Carolina public charter school, there is no cost to attend Casa Esperanza Montessori Charter School.
To learn more about Casa Esperanza Montessori Charter School, or to apply for student enrollment, please visit the school’s website at http://cemcs.org.