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Posted On: 2014-01-26
Construction plans have been completed for a new $6.5 million K-6 grade Sequoia Pathfinder Academy at Eastmark, 10100 E. Ray Road in Mesa.
Edkey Inc., the parent company of 16 Sequoia charter schools, has scheduled the new location to open in August, according to a press release. It will serve approximately 400 students, the press release stated.
Edkey CEO Doug Pike said in a press release that the Pathfinder Academy is designed to work like a children’s museum, featuring learning resources and demonstrations built into the common areas and hallways throughout the school.
The school will also include an interactive learning playground, library, computer lab, cafeteria and multi-purpose room for P.E., lunch, performances and school-wide events and activities, according to the press release.
Additionally, the campus will focus on promoting the skills of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the press release stated. Programs will reportedly emphasize inquiry, logical reasoning, collaboration and investigation. Free all-day kindergarten, music and art classes and after-school programs will also be offered.
“Education and lifelong learning is a core value at each DMB community. We are pleased to offer Eastmark residents and the surrounding communities another educational opportunity, and especially excited to introduce an education dimension as highly regarded as Pathfinder Academy,” Dea McDonald, senior vice president of DMB Associates and general manager of Eastmark, said in the release.