Interested in Opening A Private School? A great physical plant is on the market

Interested in Opening A Private School?

The Neil Building at Fox River Country Day School in Elgin, IL, emulates the prairie style of Frank Lloyd Wright protégé, John Van Bergen.

What happens when a school closes? Cold realities get played out and one such reality is the sale of the campus.

The 62 acre Fox River Country Day School campus is on the market.

Back in June we wrote a brief story on the closing of Fox River Country Day School in Elgin, Illinois. Few knew that Fox River had a small junior boarding program and, as such, this is a turnkey campus.

The Neil Building (2005) has lineage connected to Frank Lloyd Wright. The Neil Building, which housed the school’s assembly hall and kindergarten through-5th grade classrooms, references the hallmarks of famed architect and Frank Lloyd Wright protégé, John Van Bergen, who designed, among others, the school’s administration building (1929).

The campus also includes everything necessary for a school- library, dining hall, arts building, gym, and pool.

Fox River opened with a mission to operate as a working farm and to educate and assist depression-era orphaned children, largely from the Chicago stock yards.

Here’s hoping that this facility, again, finds a noble purpose.

Brian Fisher

A product of both private and public education, Brian Fisher served as a teacher, coach, dorm parent, and administrator at three different boarding schools. Brian also fills the role of Director of Development at Wolfeboro, The Summer Boarding School, in NH along with being a partner at AdmissionsQuest.

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