Last spring Mount Vernon Presbyterian School’s Board of Trustees made a strategic decision to acquire 10 acres of land adjacent to the Mustang Athletic Center and alongside the Mount Vernon Woods subdivision. This situation presented itself when the landowners placed the property on the market last year. Seizing the timely opportunity, the Board concluded purchasing the property would address the long term needs and goals of the School, especially as it relates to our growing athletic program.
In September the property rezoning was unanimously approved by the Sandy Springs mayor and city council and last week the School closed on the property.
Acquiring this land helps the School expand its physical footprint of the existing 30-acre Glenn Campus and realize its master plan. Otherwise, increasing the size of the School in the future would not be a possibility. The development of this land will focus primarily on an additional football, soccer, and lacrosse regulation green space serving students in grades 5-12 as well as a new practice and competition space for girls softball.
The School is completing a feasibility study for its next capital campaign. As proposed, the campaign would enable the School to build a new Upper School building and develop the acquired land for play space as described above. The Board of Trustees in partnership with School leadership will further define the campaign this spring based on the results of the study.