CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – Clarksville Christian School announced on Monday plans to build a new campus within the Killebrew mixed-use development projected for the Rossview Road area in Montgomery County.
Plans for the Killebrew – a 307-acre, fully walkable community with a mix of retail, residential, non-profit and commercial spaces – were announced at the beginning of March. The development, planned for the area near Killebrew Road, which is 2 miles east of Exit 8 and south of Rossview Road, will the be first mixed-use community in Montgomery County.
The new CCS campus is the first official installation to be announced within the development.
Currently, CCS has over 450 students, and the Sango campus has been over capacity since 2019, the news release said. As a result, some of the school’s operations returned to the Hilldale Church of Christ, where the school started in 2007.
“As we look back on the past 15 years of serving students and families, much research, time and prayer have been given to assessing our future needs and those of our community. The partnership with Killebrew provides us with the space we need to add well-equipped academic buildings, expansive athletic facilities and ample administrative office space,” CCS’s president Brad Moser said in a news release.
The school said it will continue to maintain and use its campus in Sango at 505 Highway 76, and Moser expects construction of the new campus to begin in the coming months.
“We considered all possibilities and have made the decision to expand our influence in private, Christian education. The only way to do that is to grow, and the only place to grow is on a new campus. The new Killebrew campus will allow us to draw students from across the region, the country and even globally,” Moser continued.
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Philip Hagewood, a principal for Killebrew developer Rossview Farms LLC, said the CCS announcement is in keeping with the developer’s commitment to create spaces for education at Killebrew.
“We are excited and honored that Clarksville Christian School has chosen Killebrew as the site of its new campus,” Hagewood said in the news release.
“CCS is an important educational institution not only in Montgomery County but across the region. Killebrew is a development that will create jobs and commerce in Montgomery County while also serving as a place where education and learning can thrive. We look forward to working with Clarksville Christian School as they develop a world-class campus that will serve their families for decades to come.”
While specifics about the Killebrew have yet to be announced, development of the area has already drawn dispute. Plans to widen Rossview Road to accommodate the new Kirkwood public school campus, residential developments and the Killebrew have impinged upon some existing properties, including the McCraw’s Strawberry Ranch which would be razed in the process.
The new CCS campus will join the three new Clarksville-Montgomery County public schools that are being built on a campus adjacent to the Killebrew development.
The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System plans to open Kirkwood Middle School this fall, with Kirkwood High coming in 2023-24, and Kirkwood Elementary in 2025-26.