Expecting to nearly double its enrollment in a few years, Logos Academy has purchased a second building across the street from the York City school, at 250 W. King St.
The YMCA, which sold the 255 W. King St. building, will continue to lease it from Logos for at least two years, said Jason Lewis, Logos Academy's head of school.
Eventually, the building is likely to be transformed into a Logos school for kindergarten, first and second grades.
Sixteen years ago, Logos' founders intended the faith-based private school to serve grades K-8 only, Lewis said.
The school's eighth-graders would transition to other schools. But that didn't always go well, Lewis said.
"We were finding it more and more difficult to successfully transition them," he said. "Our students may have been academically ahead of the schools that they were transitioning into."
So, about three years ago, Logos directors decided to expand to serve grades 9-12 as well.
Currently, Logos serves about 250 students in grades K-11. A few years from now, enrollment is expected to approach 500.
"Two to three years out, maybe four years out at the most, we'll be packed," Lewis said. "We'll have too many incoming kindergartners, and we'll have too many high school kids in the building."
So, the school has needed room to grow.
The 18,000-square-foot building at 255 W. King St. is enough space for eight more classrooms, Lewis said.
Meanwhile, more and more York City parents who want their children to attend a "really good school" are turning to Logos, Lewis said.
About 85 percent of Logos students live in the city, he said.
Scholarships are available to help low-income families send their kids to Logos, Lewis said.
"You've got more and more families in York City that are finding Logos Academy a viable option, even though we're a faith-based private school that requires tuition," Lewis said. "They're finding that, hey, they can sort of make that work."
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