On October 9, Prodeo Academy purchased the property at 4141 University Avenue Northeast. Prodeo Academy’s Minneapolis campus is moving out of its current facility and returning to the same community the school was in for the first four years of its history. The existing building will be demolished, and a new 66,000 square-foot building will be constructed. The new facility will have 41 classrooms, a gymnasium, and ample outdoor space for recreational activities.
Co-Founder Rick Campion says of the move: “We are excited to return to where we started. This is an area that has proven to work well for our families. We are also excited to restore the property at 41st and University to its original purpose as a school. The building will honor the kids and be a great place for them to learn and grow.”
Margaret Skrypek, Prodeo Academy’s Board Chair, adds that “This is an exciting and important milestone for Prodeo Academy. The new building will afford us additional space and amenities to continue supporting our current scholars, and it will allow us to reach even more families in the community. It is critical to our mission of closing the opportunity gap in Minnesota.”
The guiding mission of Prodeo Academy is to serve as a preparatory school that develops students to be critical thinkers and intelligent leaders. In 2018, Prodeo Academy was named a High-Quality Charter School by the Minnesota Department of Education.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on October 26 and featured speeches by five sixth-grade scholars.