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Chicago Waldorf’s Andersonville Campus Officially Opens At Old Trumbull Property

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The first day of classes at the new Chicago Waldorf School at 5200 N. Ashland in Andersonville officially began yesterday with a morning ribbon cutting to honor the event.

It has been a long road since Chicago Public Schools shuttered the doors to Trumbull Elementary several years ago. Facing demolition, it was decided to landmark the building and repurpose the space.

After a failed attempt by Svigos Development to turn the property into a community theatre and housing development, Chicago Waldorf stepped in and purchased the building as their new home.

The property will continue the school’s mission and handle the business’ growing population. The Chicago Waldorf School, which has had its campus in Rogers Park for the past 23 years, is a specialized learning institution for children K-12. According to Waldorf, their new home will foster opportunities to lay roots for future growth in a community that shares school values and a facility that provides extra green space, with room to expand school programming and the student body.

The 98,000 square foot building includes the 600 seat auditorium, high ceilings and wood floors allowing for light filled classrooms, ample green space for students and additional space to double their High School program capacity.

 


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