Continuing to Set the Standard for Educational Excellence: VLK Architects Break Ground at the Future Freeport Elementary School

Freeport, TX - Equipped with shovels and hard hats, students and community leaders came out for the official groundbreaking ceremony, Tuesday, April 4th of which marked the start of construction.

This one story early childhood campus is designed for 750 Pre-Kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade students who will become the pioneers of this school. The 90,438 sf, state of the art facility will cater to the unique learning needs and characteristics of early childhood learners. Freeport Elementary will have three classroom wings with a teacher's planning and supply room on each wing. A large multipurpose space will function as a cafeteria and gym and for large events. The new campus design provides extensive natural light in each classroom as well as areas dedicated to outdoor learning and spaces for collaborative learning within each classroom wing. Each morning parents will have a separate area to drop off pre-k and special needs children as an added convenience and to help with the flow of traffic around the campus. The students will come to the school in August 2018 equipped to learn and create lifetime memories. VLK Principal Todd Lien said that 'We are happy to be able to work with Brazosport ISD in designing this new school for the community of Freeport and look forward to continuing our relationship with the district for years to come.'

Danny Massey, BISD Superintendent stated that, "Today, with this groundbreaking celebration for the new Freeport Elementary School, we continue to fulfill Mr. Swenson's 1913 declaration that Freeport will have some of the finest schools and school buildings as can be found in any city across the state. The new Freeport Elementary School will honor the community's rich history and will celebrate the lasting legacy and pride of all former Freeport school students." The future Freeport Elementary School is scheduled to open August of 2018 for Brazosport ISD.