School choice has become increasingly desired by residents across the East and West valleys, and students in both areas now have a new academic option, thanks to the opening of Legacy Traditional Schools’ new Chandler and Glendale campus locations, constructed by LGE Design Build.
The Chandler school is located at 1900 N. McQueen Rd.
Voted the best charter school system in the state by Ranking Arizona, Legacy Traditional Schools serve students in kindergarten through eighth grade. In addition to high-ranking academics, the A-rated school system offers specialized tracks for students with interests in fitness, performing arts and athletics while emphasizing specific core principles.
LGE, who broke ground in January, serve as the architect and general contractor for both campus locations simultaneously. Each 70,000-plus-square-foot property has a capacity of about 1,200 K-8 students and boasts a library, a full-size gymnasium, a full-size commercial kitchen and cafeteria and athletic fields and courts intended for baseball, soccer, football and basketball. Classrooms are separated by floors and grade, and the properties also boast separate, age-appropriate playgrounds for different grade levels.
“As Arizona’s highest ranked K-8 school district with more than 12,000 students at 12 campus locations across the Valley and in Tucson, Legacy Traditional Schools has forged a successful partnership with LGE Design Build leading to the collaborative design and construction of Legacy’s most recently opened facilities,” said Legacy Traditional School CEO Brandon Jones.
“Ours has become a strong partnership of delivering excellence in education coupled with LGE’s excellence in design-build projects. Not only is Legacy excited about the aesthetically pleasing designs at both new campus locations in Glendale and Chandler, but the true stakeholders themselves—the students and parents—have told us that Legacy’s new facilities have fostered a great sense of community pride in their neighborhoods.”
While the Legacy Traditional School system and others like it offer alternative learning environments for students who may find more success outside of a traditional school setting, they also help improve education statewide by breeding competitiveness among all schools.
“We are proud to have played a role in giving Arizona’s students more options as far as academics, and we are honored to have the Legacy Traditional School system on our client roster,” said LGE Design Build President & CEO David Sellers. “It’s our hope that they will continue to open more campuses across the state and nation, and that they’ll continue to rely on LGE Design Build throughout the process.”