Sherwood Christian looks to add more facilities, students

Administrators from Sherwood Christian Academy and Sherwood Baptist Church get ready to officially break ground on new renovations coming to the Old Pretoria campus. / Doug Reardon

Some big new changes are coming to Sherwood Christian Academy, and it all began with a ground breaking ceremony at the Old Pretoria campus this morning.

The two-phase renovation project that began today will bring the school eight new elementary classrooms, a new kitchen and cafeteria, a state-of-the-art media room, a new reception area, new administrative offices and several enhancements to the exterior of the existing buildings.

"I am looking forward to the impact this project will have on our school," said SCA Headmaster Dr. Brian Dougherty. "The additional facilities and the upgrades will help us better serve our current families as well as the future generations yet to come to SCA."

Sherwood is already looking ahead to their next round of renovations, which will begin next summer. When the entire project is finished, they will have unified their two campuses - bringing their elementary students over from their current building on Stuart Avenue.

"We have a saying at Sherwood that goes, 'whoever wants the next generation the most will get them,'" said Sherwood Baptist Church Senior Pastor Michael Catt. "This is our commitment to children. It's easy as you get older to say, well I don't have any kids there â" but this is important for us because we care about the next generation."

All of the changes are intended to position SCA for the future, while unifying its two campuses into one location. The unification will improve the functionality of the school as a whole and allow for better use of staff talent and skill's across the school as a whole.