Earlier today Shelton School had its official groundbreaking activities for the school’s new 30-acre campus on Preston Road with a band, cheerleaders and loads of supporters. According to Shelton School Executive Director Suzanne Stell, it will be the eighth campus that the school has had in its 43 years. She laughed as she recalled how their first location was in a strip center.
It was obvious from the turnout that included Francie Moody-Dahlberg, Jamie Williams, Jennifer and Richard Dix, Angela and Brad Cheves, Sara and David Martineau and Nancy Ann Hunt with her daughter Heather Hunt Graham that the occasion was important and meaningful for family and friends. As Francie put it, “This is very special to me.”
Slated to open in the summer of 2020, the new school will take full advantage of the additional space with an athletic complex that will include fields for baseball, football and track plus a modern arts facility with a 450-seat theater, as well as science classrooms.
Following the shovels digging into the giant sandbox, the more than 100 guests headed to the current Shelton School on Hillcrest to share the excitement with the students with confetti and mini-hard hats.
With the capital campaign continuing, Shelton School is dedicated to “making a difference by serving and empowering the lives of students who learn differently.”