Western Academy Charter School Completes Purchase Of Larger Facility

On Friday, Dec. 31, Western Academy Charter School closed on its purchase of a 61,566-square-foot space at 12031 Southern Blvd. in Royal Palm Beach, just one mile from its current location. The acquisition will enable Western Academy to consolidate operations into one facility, expand enrollment, and enhance the award-winning academics and services it provides to students in the community.

Building Hope Services President Richard Moreno served as a financial advisor in connection with the transaction. Building Hope is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to creating high-quality K-12 charter school opportunities for students through its expertise in real estate, finance and operational services.

Western Academy opened in September 2003 with a mission to equip all children with the skills necessary for success on both an educational and social level. The school’s curriculum, which currently serves 510 Kindergarten through eighth-grade students, addresses the whole child through a multi-sensory approach to learning. The school has consistently earned recognition for its successful programs and outcomes.

“This is really a dream come true!” Executive Director Linda Terranova said. “Just as our 20th anniversary approaches, we will be growing into a larger facility with programs and services to provide even more local children with the high-quality education for which we are known. We are all very excited.”

Western Academy’s philosophy centers on the belief that both the family and the community are essential participants in the education of children, and that together, they help children become socially adept individuals with self-confidence, self-respect, compassion and respect for others and their community. The move will support the school’s four-year growth plan to an enrollment of 800 students. Located in Royal Palm Beach, Western Academy serves students who reside in Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, western Lake Worth and Lantana. The school will increase the enrollment in phases to ensure that its unique and positive school culture is maintained as it grows.

Now that the purchase is complete, the school will begin interior renovations and improvements at the new site, which was previously the Palms West Charter School. The new building will be open for the start of the 2022-23 school year. The Royal Palm Beach Village Council recently approved Western Academy’s plan, noting that the project is beneficial to the community.