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Brooklyn Waldorf – a new home?

October 3, 2010

The Brooklyn Waldorf School in Fort Greene has been looking for a new home to expand their program to include classes up to grade 8.

It appears they might have found one.  Apparently, they have selected the Claver Castle at  St. Peter Claver Roman Catholic Church, as the favored choice. The Castle is located on Claver Street between Franklin and Classon Avenues in Bed-Stuy.  It would give them room to expand as well as allow them to offer programs like: gardening, bio-dynamic farming, extended movement and athletic classes, woodwork, organic cafeteria, parent meeting and lounge areas and more.

The Board of Trustees is moving fast: they hired Rogers Marvel Architects as the lead architect/designers, a general contractor, historic preservation experts and more.

They have a tight timetable they are trying to meet, but it looks like they have a lot in place to get it done by then.

Finalize lease negotiations with Parish                        October, 2010
Commence preliminary construction work                   October, 2010
Architectural design work                                           December 31, 2010
Complete Tax Credit Financings                                   December 31, 2010
Complete First Phase Capital Campaign $200,000         December 31, 2010
Commence major construction work                            February 1, 2010
Complete major construction work                              July 31, 2011
Move school to Claver Castle                                       August, 2011
Open The Brooklyn Waldorf School at Claver Castle      September, 2011

The current gym at Claver Castle