Holy Trinity Plans for Expansion

Holy Trinity Plans for Expansion
Posted on 10/25/2018
On Monday, Oct. 22, New Hope City Council approved a conditional use permit to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church to allow for expansion on their existing school, which they are looking to grow.

The church has been working with in the city of New Hope for several years to do their due diligence for this expansion, which is highly welcomed by the city.

Learn more from the report published by CCX Media:

Big changes could be on the horizon for the only private school in the city of New Hope. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church has an infant through preschool program and a kindergarten through 8th grade school. Currently there are about 63 students at the school. Administrators are trying to double enrollment, but in order to do that, they will need to make space for additional students.

“We’re over capacity in our elementary school, “said Principal Ryan Rush. “The 7th-8th grade room is probably the third of a classroom. So, we have 10 kids in there and that’s all we’re able to have.”

There is no gym at the building. Currently, students use a large room as an indoor play area. The school doesn’t have a cafeteria, so students eat at their desks.

“We’re very full,” chimed Rush.

However, if things go as planned, next year, the school will have ample space, thanks to a $1.7 million dollar building expansion.

“I’m really excited this school expansion,” said Pastor Dennis Klatt.

Holy Trinity Lutheran is adding a second-floor addition, which also includes more classrooms, a large room for students to play ball and other games. Plus, they are upgrading the childcare center.

“There is a need in our community for this. This past year, we turned away 300 phone calls for our childcare center,” explained Klatt. “It’s something that we’re looking forward to reaching our community of New Hope in a way that allows people an option for a Christian private school in the city of New Hope.”