Classes Begin at New School Location
Winterberry Charter School has a new home
ANCHORAGE - The first day of school is always an exciting time, but that was especially the case for students and staff at Winterberry Charter School who are starting the year in a brand new building.
The school outgrew its downtown location some time ago. The new school is nestled in a neighborhood off East Northern Lights and offers things the old one didn’t.
There’s a place to park and a much larger outdoor area to play.
Principal Shanna Mall says the new space is really a dream come true.
“Seeing the children come in today and having a space that's big enough to hold them all is fulfilling a dream we have had for seven years.”
The building went up quickly – just nine weeks to construct. And, at 15,000 square feet, Mall says the school has more classroom space that is big enough to move around in. That’s important for Winterberry’s Waldorf curriculum that emphasizes art, music and movement.
Best of all, there is room to grow. Right now the K-8 school has 230 students enrolled, but space is still available at the middle school level.