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  • 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]
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  • Waldorf School to move to Bed-Stuy

    October 05, 2010 02:30PM

    The Brooklyn Waldorf School in Fort Greene has chosen the Claver Castle, at the St. Peter Claver Roman Catholic Church on Claver Street, as its new location to accommodate its expanded program which will include classes up to grade eight, according to the blog A Child Grows. At the new site, between Franklin and Classon avenues, the school plans to have programs such as gardening, bio-dynamic farming, sports and woodworking, and there will also be space for an organic cafeteria and a parent meeting lounge. The Board of Trustees has hired Rogers Marvel Architects as the lead designer, in addition to a general contractor and historic preservation experts. The school hopes to complete construction by July 31, 2011 and open in September. [A Child Grows]

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