The 2016-17 academic year at Logos Academy is off to a great start. At our first day of school, we invited families and community members to a ribbon-cutting ceremony that welcomed our students back to school. So many of you are stepping up to be Logos Champions for our students, guaranteeing that each of them have a fair shot at receiving a high-quality education.
Logos is experiencing exciting growing pains. Enrollment jumped 15% to 290 students this year. Our kindergarten classes are full and we have waiting lists for enrollment into several classes. In grades K-5, we have 171 students, and in grades 6-12, enrollment is at 117. We have made faculty investments that strengthen our academic program to continue our commitment to being a vibrant learning community. This year’s senior class of six students represents our third graduating class. Next year’s graduating class is slated to be 15 students. We are so excited to see our graduates college and career ready as they complete their time at Logos Academy.
The $9M facility built in 2009 through the generosity of our faithful community partners is at its capacity. Every square inch has been claimed and is being put to its best use.In recent years, God blessed us again with two generous donors who helped us secure critical property across the street that will house future expansion. In 2012, a donor purchased 255 West King Street, the former Cadillac dealership/YMCA gymnastics building.
We are using that space this year for classrooms, a conference room, and as PE/recess space. In 2015, a donor helped us to acquire 243 West King Street, the lot adjacent to 255 which formerly housed the red Budget Furniture building and a gas station. We are in active discussions about what our expansion on this site might look like for the very near future.
Education costs across the country are soaring. We are excited to be able to manage this year’s growth, while creatively keeping our budget growth to 2%, a $3.1M budget. Last year’s 270-day budget impasse was a true test of our faith. Despite the challenge, and through God’s abundance, we raised $2.2M to meet our $3M budget goal.
The 2016-17 academic year is proving to be an exciting one. As we begin our 19th school year, we are serving more students than ever in our vibrant learning community. We are trusting God to help us raise the $2.3M needed to scholarship students who are eager to receive a high-quality education. I look forward to being able to tell you of our student’s progress in future posts.
God’s blessings in Christ,
Rev. Aaron J. Anderson
CEO/Head of School