The Kessler School Begins Construction at New Campus

Growing private school expected to take occupancy in Fall 2022

The Kessler School, a pre-K through 8th grade private school in North Oak Cliff, has begun construction at its new campus, located at 1822 W. 10th Street in Dallas. Phase I includes restoration of the original neoclassical architecture, updates to interior spaces to better allow for personalized education and technology, construction of a forest-themed library, improvements to points of entry, and the addition of sports fields, playgrounds, interior courtyard and other landscaped outdoor spaces. Project completion and move-in is expected in Fall 2022.

“Our new campus will allow The Kessler School to continue to build on our success in creating a “Southern Star” of private education in Dallas that reflects the diverse, creative, progressive Oak Cliff community,” said Head of School Vanessa Ullmann. 

Over the past two months, the buildings have undergone significant asbestos abatement and interior demolition to make way for renovations. Cooper Jensen Contractors of Fort Worth is serving as the project’s General Contractor. OBMI is the project architect. Eliza Solender has been The Kessler School’s long-time real estate broker and consultant.

The new campus has already been recognized by top area publications: Dallas Business Journal named it one of the top rehab/reuse projects in North Texas, while D CEO Magazine, the business sister publication to D Magazine, has recognized it as one of the top “Community Impact” commercial real estate projects in the region.

More information is available by contacting Vanessa Ullmann, Head of School, at (214) 942-2220.

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About The Kessler School

Since its founding in 1999, The Kessler School has created a community of diverse learners in the North Oak Cliff area of Dallas. Using the workshop teaching model pioneered by Columbia University’s Teachers College, the school provides high-quality, individualized preK-8th grade education, while reflecting the diverse, creative, progressive Oak Cliff community it serves. For more information, visit thekesslerschool.com.