The Clinton (MD) Grace Brethren Church (Irv Clark, pastor) recently opened their new facility, financed by the Grace Brethren Investment Foundation. Here is an excerpt from an explanatory article–to read the entire article, click here.
Members of Grace Brethren Christian School and its parish community in Clinton gathered Sunday for a public tour and dedication of the school’s new 13,000-square-foot building featuring a two-story library, classroom additions and teacher’s lounge.
The school, which purchased its 17-acre campus from the Prince George’s County Board of Education in 1984, currently has about 610 students in prekindergarten through grade 12, said school director George Hornickel.
“We’re very pleased with where we are right now,” he said. “We feel very blessed especially when we hear that other [private] schools have closed or cut back significantly.”
Hornickel said the library will open Wednesday.
The original school building, which dates back to the 1920s, had five additions made to it and was the former site of Surrattsville High School and Surrattsville Junior High School.
Students and teachers moved into the new building before the winter break. Grades 3 and 4 are located in the first floor of the new building, and grades 5 and 6 occupy the second floor.
Hornickel said construction of the $2.85 million building was funded through loans with the Grace Brethren Investment Foundation, which provides financial services for churches and ministry organizations affiliated with the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches.