Build with Purpose | Sussex Community Charter School for Technology
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Sussex Community Charter School for Technology


Sussex County Charter School for Technology 385 North Church Road, Sparta, NJ

Project Snapshot/Data

Project Snapshot/Data

  • Completion Date: December 2010
  • Size: 20,000 square feet
  • Students Served: 200, Grades 6-8
  • Architect: Sowinski Sullivan Architects
  • Engineer: LAN Associates
  • Contractor: Rochelle Contracting
  • Total Development Costs: $5.55 Million
  • Financing/Lender: New Jersey Community Capital (Construction and Permanent); US Department of Agriculture; and Sussex Bank

Schools and Community Facilities
About This Project

After more than 12 years of renting space, Sussex County Charter School for Technology (SCCST)  has a permanent home and began 2011 in their new facility. Located on a formerly vacant 4-acre lot, the new facility is 20,000 square feet and boasts a 4,000 square foot multi-purpose space. The independent space allows the school to develop and expand their programs for the middle school students they serve.

The school facility was designed to match the character of the historic district of Sparta and was built using modular and pre-engineered construction methods. Started in 1997, the school had been renting space within the Sussex County Technical School but had outgrown that space. With the new facility, SCCST grew from approximately 100 students in seventh and eighth grades to 200 students in sixth through eighth grades.

Build with Purpose purchased three vacant lots in November 2008 and developed the facility over the next two and half years. New Jersey Community Capital provided the construction financing to Build with Purpose, and in December 2010, SCCST purchased the facility from Build with Purpose for $5.3 million. Build with Purpose helped the charter school to secure permanent financing through the US Department of Agriculture’s Community Facility lending program, Sussex Bank and New Jersey Community Capital.

Read more about the client
SCCST school website
SCCST project slideshow

Press Releases
Sparta School Doubles in Size with Completion of New Facility
READS bringing charter school facility to completion