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Nashville Begins Construction on K–5 Charter School

Real estate solutions provider Ryan Companies recently announced that ground has been broken on a new 56,000-square-foot charter school near Nashville, Tenn. Rutherford Collegiate Prep (RCP) will be the fifth public charter school in the region from the local nonprofit organization Noble Education Initiative (NEI). The school will have the capacity for 470 students in grades K–5, according to a news release.

“We are proud to embark on our third charter school project in the Nashville community in partnership with NEI,” said Ryan Companies’ Vice President of Real Estate Development, Max Bosso. “As one of the top builders of charter schools in the Southeast, Ryan looks forward to applying our expertise to deliver a next-generation educational environment that enables teachers to instruct effectively and students to learn without constraints.”

Ryan has previously partnered with NEI for a 93,400-square-foot expansion of the Nashville Collegiate Prep middle school building, which began construction earlier this year. It also built the Nashville Collegiate Prep K–5 building during summer 2021. The goal is to expand educational offerings to families in Rutherford County as the region’s population growth skyrockets.

According to the news release, the charter school will feature a collaborative teaching approach in which different grade levels will learn together in large, conjoined classrooms and flexible areas for group learning projects. Construction is scheduled for completion by July 2024.

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