New Language Immersion School
In a move that will consolidate the district's language immersion programs onto a single campus, the new school will unify the district's language instruction and create a pipeline that will allow students to continue in-depth language study at Sullivan Middle School in grades 6-8. Presently, Spanish immersion is offered at Richmond Drive Elementary and Ebinport Elementary. French immersion is offered at Rosewood Elementary. Sullivan houses the district's middle school International Baccalaureate making this an ideal location for the new language school. A committee of parents, teachers, and administrators have worked in partnership with Charlotte-based Moseley Architects to purposefully design a facility that will reflect the teaching and learning occuring inside its walls.
Total Project Cost:
Ceremonial Groundbreaking Ceremony:
August 31, 2017 - Watch ceremony below.
As we move into the construction phase, additional pictures will be added to keep you informed of the project.
This rendering shows the new language immersion school on the campus of Sullivan Middle School. The two-story campus will connect with the existing middle school.
This shows the position of the new school in relation to Sullivan Middle School and Cherry Road, which can be seen on the right side of the picture.
New parking and driveways will be added as well to be in compliance with state Department of Transportation requirements.
The track and football/soccer field at Sullivan Middle School will be replaced and relocated to the opposite side of campus to make way for the language immersion school. In the below image, the track will move from its current location to the bottom of the image where you can see the softball field. The new location will still include a softball field.
July 24, 2017
Panorama picture looking toward Sullivan of construction site
Grading in progress for new track and field on location of former softball field
New car loop at Sullivan entrance on Caswell Street
September 16, 2017
New track and field at Sullivan campus
Early July of 2018:
Front of language immersion school
Future media center
Entry hallway (top) and side hallway (bottom)
An example of a future classroom
The future gymnasium from the upper floor
Future gymnasium from lower floor
End of the upstairs hallway
Exterior view of the school (top) and view of the work going on behind the school (bottom)