Pioneer Springs Community School recently purchased a neighboring property in the historic community of Croft to expand the campus with an additional 5.5 acres.
The new site at 9300 Bob Beatty Road in University City features an existing facility with more than 5,000 square feet, beautiful landscaping, nature trails, outdoor shelters, wooded areas and a pond.
These features will provide more opportunities for students to explore nature and the lessons found in such experience, the school’s news release says. Pioneer Springs Community School is a nature-based charter school.
Pioneer Springs’ campus is just south of Huntersville on Old Statesville Road between W.T. Harris Boulevard and I-485.
In addition to the new facility, the campus features two historic properties: the Croft Schoolhouse and the Davis House. Those buildings and a renovated barn are used for classrooms.
The Croft Schoolhouse, established in 1890, served the community until the 1930s. The Davis House is a Queen Anne style farmhouse built in 1903 by the Davis family. Both properties are historic landmarks designated by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission and National Register of Historic Places.
Pioneer Springs recently completed their second year as a free, public, charter school. In the 2016-17 school year Pioneer Springs will serve grades K-5, adding a consecutive grade each year thereafter.