Private academy selects site for future campus in Fargo

The future site of Capstone Classical Academy, a religious private school, will be built on 18 acres at the corner of 43rd Street and 64th Avenue South in Fargo.

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Architectural design of Capstone Classical Academy.
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FARGO — A new private school has found a construction company to build a campus in south Fargo.

The future site for Capstone Classical Academy, a religious and tuition-based school, will be built on 18 acres at the corner of 43rd Street and 64th Avenue South.

The private academy is being designed by Duncan G. Stroik Architect of South Bend, Indiana, and a building contract has been signed with the Fargo-based Gehrtz Construction Services, Capstone Classical Academy said Tuesday, July 5, in a press release.

The project will be broken up into two phases, the first being a 77,000-square-foot educational building with classrooms, a gym, chapel and outdoor athletic field, according to the academy.

Hoping to enroll up to 560 students, founders believe the school will offer a distinct method of education not offered by any other area school, and it plans to educate students through 12th grade.


The school will offer a "classical education," which for the founders means the "cultivation of wisdom and virtue through the study of liberal arts," a philosophy that is Christian and rooted in ancient Greek education methods.

Capstone Classical Academy will open this fall for pre-K through sixth-grade students in its temporary home at 3910 25th St. S. in Fargo.

Construction of the new campus may be finished during the fall of 2025.

Capstone Classical Academy is affiliated with Hillsdale College, according to the academy's website. The southern Michigan college will provide curriculum and annual training for Capstone's faculty, staff and board members.

C.S. Hagen is an award-winning journalist currently covering the education and activist beats mainly in North Dakota and Minnesota.
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