Monarch Learning Academy holds groundbreaking at Church on the Drive

MondarchMonarch Learning Academy held an official groundbreaking ceremony at Church on the Drive on February 15. “A groundbreaking?” you might ask yourself, “I thought Monarch was moving into Church on the Drive.”

Monarch will be using many of the existing classrooms in the building, but the rooms need to be brought up to educational code. Director Marguerite McNeil of Monarch Learning Academy told the College Park Paper that, in addition to working on the existing rooms, Monarch is adding five new classrooms, a large collaborative learning classroom and a student library as well as an office/administration area.

McNeil said, “All the bathrooms as well as other areas will be renovated to meet ADA compliance.”

Finally, Monarch is renovating a courtyard area to create an outdoor space for its preschool students that can also used as an outdoor classroom for the older students.

McNeil expects the work to be complete by the end of July, in time for next school year’s start date August 21.

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