Thank you to all of the parents, staff, and students who were able to join us for my State of SLLIS talks this week.
We were all very excited to finally share the great news about our newest location! The Chinese School and The International School will be moving into 3740 Marine, 63118 (sometimes listed as 3758 Marine on Google searches) for the fall. This building most recently housed an Imagine elementary school and has a few more of the traditional school features like a full playground and cafeteria. We’re looking forward to making this feel more like home. This building reflects the majority of our priorities for facilities selection and is virtually move-in ready. It only requires minimal cosmetic preparation (changing flooring and repainting). We will host a building tour for current TCS families Thursday, June 5th from 6pm-7pm and hope that you can join us then. We will schedule a Saturday tour opportunity soon for our TIS, TFS, and TSS families and staff to come and experience the new building. You can read/share our full press release here: https://sllis.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/sllis-expands-to-third-location-near-soulard-neighborhood/ A new building does require adjusting some of the logistics of our general operations across all schools. We are working closely with the transportation company to determine how our bus routes and bell times may be impacted and will share that information with families next week.
We are so excited to share the milestones and successes of our first five years together. St. Louis is a different place to live because of the community that we are creating. Thank you all for believing in this vision for our children and pushing us to get better every year in service to them. Now, thanks to partners at the Charter Network Accelerator, we are receiving the national support to improve our operations and instructional practice at a faster rate than ever before. I’m already looking forward to sharing our next milestones with you.