The independent Brooklyn Waldorf School is opening in an unused building called “Claver Castle,” at 19 Claver Place just across the street from the historic St. Peter Claver Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn, the first African-American Roman Catholic Church in the borough. As previously reported, the school has been scouting new spaces since it outgrew a space behind the Brooklyn Academy of Music building in Fort Greene, Patch said.
“We were so cramped in the old space. Now everyone is happy,” said Katie Roth, assistant to the school’s director. “This building is a dream come true.”
The school spent $4.5 million, funded by bank loans, parent donations and fundraising, to renovate the space. Teachers worked with architects to design a new interior layout to best work with the school’s schedule during the day. [Patch]