February 21, 2024

Essence Preparatory Public School Unveils State-of-the-Art San Antonio East Side Campus

San Antonio, Texas (January 17, 2024) – Essence Preparatory Public School, the vibrant charter school serving the community, is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its new East Side campus. The school invites the public to join in the celebration at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 20th, marking the beginning of an exciting chapter for Essence Prep.

Event Highlights:

– What: Ribbon-cutting ceremony and campus tour
– When: Saturday, January 20th
– 10:00 AM: Ribbon-cutting and remarks
– 10:15-11:15 AM: Performance by scholars, tour of campus, and refreshments
– Where: Essence Preparatory Public School
– 723 SE Loop 410,
– San Antonio, Texas 78220

About Essence Prep:

Originally opening its doors in August 2022 at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Essence Prep has been providing quality education to 149 kindergarten – fifth grade scholars in a temporary space. The move to the newly constructed 65,000-square-foot facility is a significant milestone, enabling the school to add a grade level each year until it reaches eighth grade. The expanded campus will accommodate up to 1,080 PK-8 students.

Key Speakers:

– Akeem Brown, CEO and Superintendent of Essence Prep
– Brian Dillard, Chief Innovation Officer for the City of San Antonio

Campus Features:

The new Essence Prep campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including a gym, a ballet studio, a vegetable garden, and a dual-purpose kitchen. The innovative kitchen not only serves students during the day but also hosts community cooking classes in the evenings, fostering a sense of community engagement.

Community Involvement:

To further engage with the community, Essence Prep will host the DreamWeek Essence Gala – a black-tie fundraising event – at The Red Berry Estate later that evening. For more information on the gala and ticket details, interested parties can visit the Essence Prep website.

Join Essence Prep in this momentous occasion, celebrating education, community, and a promising future for San Antonio’s youth. The ribbon-cutting ceremony promises to be a moment of pride for all those involved in making Essence Preparatory Public School a beacon of learning and growth.

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