Spokane International Academy Finds New Facility for Primary and Middle School

For Immediate Release | September 26, 2019

Spokane International Academy (SIA) announced that it has found a new facility to bring their two campuses together. Located on East Magnesium Road in Spokane, the building is nearly 100,000 square feet and will enable the growing charter school to unite their two campuses. The anticipated move in timeframe is Fall 2020.

Launched in 2015, SIA is split between two separate sites. The K-5th grade program is in Hillyard and the 6-8th grade program is located close to downtown. Enrollment is about 500 students with approximately 250 students on their waiting list. The larger campus will merge the two sites and bring their whole K-8th grade program under one roof.

Travis Franklin, Head of School and former WA Charters Leadership Fellow, commented: “It’s really exciting to finally have an opportunity to expand the program that has been offered at SIA the past five years. This new facility will give us the chance to meet some of our long-term goals which include being all together and serving a larger number of students in the greater Spokane area.”

Following renovations, SIA will enjoy bigger classrooms, a large kitchen facility, outdoor greenspace, and ample parking. Importantly, the new space will allow SIA to increase the student population, as well as to continue to recruit quality teachers to support the additional students.

Ken Vorhees, Chair of Board of Directors added: “Spokane International Academy has been looking for a number of years to find a building that could meet the Spokane community’s desire for SIA’s approach to education. It will be very exciting to see how the new building assists the program and its talented staff with creating the finest education experience for our K-8 students and their families.”

“Centralizing the entire program in one location will allow for a more cohesive experience for the students, parents, faculty and staff. Additionally, the move will reduce the overhead costs of running two sites, which will allow teachers and staff to focus more time on what is most important: the students and the program.”

The Board of Directors will communicate more information regarding the move with parents and the community as the plan progresses throughout the year.

To learn more about Spokane International Academy, visit: https://www.spokaneintlacademy.org/.

Media Contact: Ken Vorhees, Chair, Board of Directors, at boardofdirectors@spokaneintlacademy.org.