Lewis C. Cassidy Academics Plus School Hosts a Groundbreaking Ceremony

October 27, 2022

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This month the Lewis C. Cassidy Academics Plus School hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at 6523 Lansdowne Ave. Superintendent Tony Watlington, representatives from Senator Vincent  Hughes’ office, Rep. Morgan B. Cephas, Councilmember Curtis Jones Jr., and 10 students from the first graduating class of the new Lewis C. Cassidy Academic Plus School were among the honored guests.

The new school, which will replace the existing demolished school, is scheduled to be completed in fall 2023 and will serve 570 students pre-K-8. It will have a total of 20 standard classrooms and include two music classrooms, an art room, three small group breakout rooms, and three special education rooms. It will also incorporate 21st-century learning environments such as collaborative hub areas, flex labs, and an instructional media center for library stacks and technology spaces. Plus, the school will include a full kitchen, cafeteria, a gymnatorium, and outdoor play and learning areas.   

PIDC Partnership with the School District of Philadelphia

PIDC, through our governmental authority, Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development has been a partner to the School District of Philadelphia.  We have been able to bring our significant experience in large scale construction programs to support the District with the development of three district schools. Our partnership has allowed for these critical projects to advance in an effective and efficient manner. 

It has been PIDC’s pleasure to collaborate with the School District of Philadelphia on these critical school development projects and we’re thrilled that we have been able to get the Cassidy project through a robust process to this milestone in its development. We look forward to continuing to support the District through the completion of this project as well as our other two schools we’re working with – Alternative Middle Years at James Martin and Thomas Holme School. We’re excited for the creation of high-quality new school facilities that the students, staff, and community very much deserve.

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