ALPHARETTA, GA – On Friday, August 16, King’s Ridge Christian School (KRCS) dedicated two new additions to its 70-acre campus - a new High School facility and the Kendrick Center for Life Impact. The event was attended by students, parents and faculty including state, county and city officials from Alpharetta, Roswell, Milton, Woodstock and Cumming, as well as supportive foundations and past/present KRCS Board members. “Alpharetta is proud to be the home of King’s Ridge Christian School,” stated Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle. “Our students are served by the very best high schools in the State and King’s Ridge is the crown jewel of that offering. And now, with the dedication of the new Kendrick Center for Life Impact, our very best Christian-based high school opportunity just got a lot better.”
Featured as the signature building in the center of campus, the 41,407 square foot High School building, designed by Chapman Griffin Lanier Sussenbach Architects (CGLS), continues the unique craftsman architecture of the other school structures. This facility offers open spaces, collaborative suites for team projects and uniquely designed faculty workspace. Students enjoy a welcoming commons area and nineteen classrooms which include state-of-the-art science labs, ceramics studio, art room, video production and music room.
“We are equipping each student to find their unique purpose to succeed in life,” stated Dr. Hunter Chadwick, KRCS High School Principal. “These facilities allow our students to connect with a changing world while fostering critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and strong communication skills.” The Kendrick Center for Life Impact provides an engaging environment for students to focus on college and personal guidance as well as Christian life activities. Offering 4,000 square feet of student collaborative space, it features a fireplace, custom timber accents and a small café for small group gatherings.
Headmaster David Rhodes shared, “The project came in on time and on budget with remarkable workmanship provided by the school’s partners, General Contractor Choate Construction Company and architects, CGLS. It’s hard to believe that one year ago we blessed the ground for these buildings and now they are filled with our students and faculty. On behalf of the entire KRCS community, I want to express our gratitude to our construction partners for their excellence in providing such amazing facilities for our school.”
As KRCS continues its rapid enrollment growth, the twelve-year-old independent school relies exclusively on donor gifts to fund its large capital projects like these two new facilities. Mr. Rhodes stated, “We have the most generous community. In fourteen short months, 93% of our families supported the capital campaign and 70% gave a second and third time. Our goal was quite ambitious and we were blessed by the generosity of our lead donors: two anonymous Atlanta Foundations “Great Friends of KRCS”, The Kendrick Family Foundation, The Bagwell Family Foundation, The Howe Family Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Wallace, and The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation.”
For additional information on this multi-denominational, college preparatory Pre-K- 12th grade independent school, visit www.kingsridgecs.org or call 770-754-5738. Admission tours are available and enrollment continues throughout the school year in select grade levels. King’s Ridge serves the surrounding Atlanta metro area to offer a fully-accredited education that supports the development of the whole child through strong academics, technology, and community service initiatives. Located on a 70-acre campus, the master building plan includes lighted athletic facilities, athletic center, performing and visual arts centers, and chapel.