Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary announces approval for expansion
Tuesday, March 10, the Butler County Board of Zoning Appeals unanimously approved the 21,975 square foot building expansion plans for Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School (MTCES). Completing the approval process keeps the school on pace to have additional classes of kindergarten, first, and second grade in the Fall of 2016.
The $3.2 million project will add an academic wing to the existing building near the intersection of Yankee and Millikin Roads in Liberty Township. The addition will house 16 classrooms and create dedicated spaces for a library, Spanish and art instruction, tutoring services, and an expanded kindergarten. At present, MTCES serves 460 students in grades kindergarten through eight. School officials project gradual enrollment growth over the course of several years resulting in a student body of 675.
“With the zoning approval in hand, the dream to expand has become a reality,” said Principal and CEO Sister Anne Schulz. “We are eager to share this news with our community and open our doors to more youngsters.”
This will be the school’s fourth facility expansion since making its permanent home in Liberty Township in 2002. In 1998, a small group of parents founded the school in the basement of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Monroe.
“We are looking forward to playing our role in accommodating the anticipated population growth along the I-75 Corridor,” said school parent and expansion project manager Tony Reed. “We started this school because there was a demand for a Catholic elementary school in the West Chester-Liberty Township area. We continue to strive to meet this demand.”
Posted March 24, 2015