High School Capital Campaign
Campaign Update - June 2018
Thanks to 504 very generous families, companies and foundations, Woodlands Christian has raised $8,400,000 in gifts and pledges toward the construction of our new high school building! On May 7, 2018, Woodlands Christian broke ground on what will be the largest building to-date on our campus.
The estimated time for completion of construction is 10 – 12 months. Approximately 800 truckloads of dirt are needed to raise the area and fire road to desired levels, with almost half already delivered. We are praying for a dry summer! Currently, two portables have been moved to the east side of campus and will be ready for use when the fall quad starts. The remaining three portables will remain in place and continue to house students and faculty until the new High School opens.
We will continue to seek pledges and gifts to move forward and build out the 3rd floor with additional classrooms and labs during initial construction, which will provide significant savings.
I am grateful to our campaign chairs, Tania and Rob Bryngelson, SLI Design, Woodforest Bank, our board and each one of our wonderful supporters for making this dream a reality for our students. God has called us to equip leaders for eternity – spiritually, academically, physically and socially – and I give thanks to God for building a school community where our students can grow and flourish.
In all that we do at Woodlands Christian, to God be the glory!
Julie H. Ambler
Head of School
New High School Building:Architects have designed a new 63,612 square foot, three-story high school building, which will be constructed to the west of the Daniel Student Life Center, replacing at least six modular buildings. This classroom building will be large enough to eventually accommodate all high school students projected in our long-term strategic plan allowing middle school students to spread out in the Nehemiah Academic Center and elementary school students will be able to exclusively occupy the Joshua Academic Center. The proposed design will offer collegiate-quality facilities including 15 classrooms, three science labs, two conference rooms, multiple student gathering areas, high school administrative offices, and a lecture/performance hall with a versatile stage and tiered seating for an audience of 206. Since it will cost significantly less to include a third floor now, one will be built but remain unfinished and flexible to accommodate future needs (classrooms, multi-media center, offices, etc.) and allow us to preserve green space on our campus.