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Barton Academy Foundation

reaches $14 million goal!
Renovation has begun on innovative new school

    Students will soon be learning and building memories again at Barton Academy. The Barton Academy Foundation (BAF) has reached its $14 million goal. Construction has started.
    When Barton was built in 1836, public education itself was an innovative concept. When school starts in 2021, Barton Academy for Advance World Studies will use innovation to challenge students to learn globally.
    “This has been a long road, and we couldn’t be happier to reach this milestone,” Elizabeth P. Stevens, BAF president, said. “For 10 years, our board, our donors and Mobile County Public Schools focused on returning students to Barton Academy for the first time in 50 years. That will soon be a reality.”
    “We are pleased with the work that the Barton Foundation has been able to do to raise funds to establish the Barton Academy of Advanced World Studies. This truly has been a unique effort and a great example of public-private partnership that will truly benefit our students,” said Mobile County Public Schools Superintendent Chresal Threadgill. “We are looking forward to returning Barton Academy to its original purpose as a school. We know it will be a world-class school that will make the entire Mobile region proud.”
    The Board of School Commissioners completed an extensive $4.2 million renovation of the exterior of the Barton and Yerby buildings in 2015. Since 2012, BAF has worked to secure the remaining $14 million needed to transform Barton’s interior into 21st-century academic institution.

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Thank you, donors!

Find a full list of our donors here.

Barton Academy Foundation board members at construction groundbreaking, June 11, 2020, left to right: Allan Gustin, Jaime Betbeze, Karen Outlaw Atchison, Stephen Carter, Elizabeth P. Stevens, Chresal D. Threadgill, Dr. Carolyn Lee Taylor, Schley Rutherford, Jr., Denise Browning, John Peebles, and Geri Moulton.

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Read our June 2020 Newsletter here.

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Read our April 2020 Newsletter here.

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Read our December 2019 Newsletter here. Or download a pdf copy here.


Read our October 2019 Newsletter here. Or download a pdf copy here.

Read our September 2019 Newsletter here. Or download a pdf copy here.

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