Kessler School this week began construction on its renovation of the former Calvary Baptist Church on West Tenth Street.
The school plans to move its campus to the 98-year-old church and an educational annex built in 1953.
The first phase of construction includes “restoring the original neoclassical architecture, updating interior spaces to better enable personalized education and technology, building a forest-themed library, improving entry points and adding sports fields, playgrounds, courtyard and other landscaped outdoor spaces.
The new campus could open this fall.
Asbestos removal and interior demolition have already been completed.
Cooper Jensen Contractors of Fort Worth is the general contractor for the project. OBMI is the architect of the project. Eliza Solender is the Kessler School’s real estate broker and consultant.
“Our new campus will allow the Kessler School to continue to build on our success to create a ‘southern star’ of private education in Dallas that reflects Oak Cliff’s diverse, creative and progressive community,” said said the principal of the school, Vanessa Ullmann, in a media. Release.