DaVinci Academy is Expanding

We are excited to announce our expansion plans for the 2017-2018 school year! The expansion will include the building of a new school in Ham Lake, just up the road from our current Blaine location. Come back to this page often to find updates on our progress.

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Expansion Timeline


August, 2017

Students arrive for 2017-2018 school year

July 2017

New building completed, staff begin move-in.

Late March 2017

Sheet rocking has started on the 2nd floor, and the base of the grand staircase has been poured.

Late March 2017

The roof is on in the gym.

March, 2017

Starting to frame on the 2nd floor.  This is a breakout space.

Late February, 2017

Sandblasting our logo onto the north wall of the building.

December 29, 2016

This is the Kindergarten, Second Grade, and Middle School Language Arts wing. We now have 3 floors!

December 1, 2016

November, 2016

Check out this great picture and video one of our students Aidan captured with his drone. Can you see our pond and the walking trail around it?  What a beautiful site for a school! pict0007

Late October, 2016

Footings and foundation walls going in.footingsjpg

October 11, 2016

Starting to dig the foundation.  Let's hope the weather holds out! starting-to-dig

September 29, 2016

Builder's summary of project to date.

August, 2016

Demolition of Ham Lake site begins.Demo begins

June 20, 2016

Groundbreaking Ceremony at the new site. 532 Bunker Lake Boulevard. Watch the video

May 2, 2016

Approved by Ham Lake City Council

November 2015

Chose Ham Lake site

September 2015

Formed Affiliated Building Company (ABC)

August 2015

Contracted with Rivera Architects and Rochon Corporation to design and build

July 2015

Hired Kou Vang as builder’s representative

June 2015

CSP Federal Planning Grant approved

January 2015

Began site search

March 2013

Submitted application to authorizer to expand.

August 2014

Community Market Research completed.

November 2014

Approval of replication/expansion plan

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