Construction will start soon on a new $20 million charter school in North Naples.
Summit Construction Management Group will build the Naples Classical Academy (NCA) at 10270 Immokalee Rd., just east of Collier Boulevard in North Naples. The project is currently in the permitting stage, Naples Florida Weekly has reported.
Summit has built 36 charter schools in Florida, South Carolina and Michigan. the two-storey, 70,000 sq. ft. structure will be followed by a future development phase, including a 14,000 sq. ft. gymnasium.
The 17-acre property is the current location of Fogg’s Nursery, which is relocating. The site was selected for its proximity to the high-growth intersection of Immokalee Road and Collier Boulevard, which includes Founders Square, a 55-acre mixed-use development that is currently under construction.
“We’re thrilled to launch Naples Classical Academy in North Naples, an area that is experiencing strong residential and commercial growth,” said Erika Donalds, president and founder of The Optima Foundation, the nonprofit charter management organization that is helping establish and manage NCA. “This new tuition-free public charter school’s location offers the opportunity for families in the surrounding areas to choose a high-quality classical education for their children.”