West End School, a preK-8 boarding school for boys in Louisville, Ky., is expanding its campus to accommodate girls.
The girls' facility will be built on the existing campus, reports the Louisville Courier Journal.
The school has raised $6 million of the $10 million needed to construct the facility and hopes to start enrolling girls in two years.
The school, which serves as an overnight boarding school for boys who attend it, has been open for 17 years and has an enrollment of about 140 students. The girls' school will enroll students of the same age group, and the facility will accommodate about the same number of students.
Initially, the girls' school won't be able to provide overnight care. Long-term plans call for eventually offering the same program to girls that is available to boys.
In addition to housing, the West End School offers boys the opportunity to participate in before and after-school enrichment programs, sports teams and summer programs to prevent "learning loss."
Harmon Construction is the builder and the TowerPinkster is the architect.
The new campus is set to open in September 2024.