Opening a new school is the dream of many principals and I cannot tell you how excited I am to have the honor of being the first principal of A. Gary Walsingham Academy.
Our new school, located at 44 Chip Seal Parkway, will open in August of 2021 as a K-2 school but we will also be home to all of the pre-kindergarten programs for the beach schools. We anticipate adding a grade level each year until we are operating as a K-5 school with a thriving pre-k center. It’s even possible in the future, depending upon direction from the School Board, that A. Gary Walsingham Academy may become a K-8 school like neighboring Breakfast Point Academy.
Upon completion Walsingham Academy will house up to 800 students PK-5th grade. All our classrooms are designed and furnished to encourage collaborative learning, include the latest technology, share a paired learning space with a neighboring classroom, and contain a restroom and a storage area. Our media center is a future-ready learning space consisting of a variety of learning options and environments such as; flexible seating, movable chairs and desks, quiet study areas, collaborative spaces, and technology stations. The cafeteria building includes a stage complete with sound system and lighting for student performances. Outdoor play is so important and we have lots of room to play! Three separate playgrounds, a covered courtyard, an outdoor dining area and a large grassy field along with the adjacent wetlands, our Wahoos will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.
For more information about A. Gary Walsingham Academy, please contact the school at (850) 767-5475
Amy Harvey, Principal