It’s an exciting time at the 228-year-old Buckingham Friends School.
The township board of supervisors at its July 27 meeting unanimously granted preliminary and final land development approval for a multi-million dollar project at the private K-8 Quaker school at 5684 York Road in the Lahaska section of the township.
Work will include a new gymnasium to replace the existing structure built in 1952, a new science center and renovation of the main building, said Buckingham Friends Head of School Paul Lindenmaier, who was accompanied at the meeting by attorney Ed Murphy and engineer Gregory Glitzer.
“Fantastic,” Supervisor Maggie Rash said of the project after voting along with fellow board members Paul Calderaio and Jon Forest to approve it.
Lindenmaier said he hopes construction can start sometime in October and be completed in about a year. He added that funding for the project is all coming from the largest capital campaign in the school’s history and that most of the money needed for the work has already been raised.