Low visibility behind serene woodlands for improved security
88,000 square feet
Double the interior space of our current facilities
Ample outdoor space
for athletics and playgrounds
Just 5 miles
Accessible northwest Austin location at 360 north of 2222
EXCITING NEW OPPORTUNITIES
Questions & Answers
WHERE IS THE NEW CAMPUS LOCATED?
Northwest Austin on Loop 360 (Capital of TX Hwy) north of 2222. The property is surrounded by nature and includes two buildings on 14 acres. Each building is 44,000 square feet. It will be home to our K-12 students, faculty, and staff.
WHO IS LEADING THE FUNDRAISING EFFORTS AND HOW CAN I HELP?
Karee & Loren Jones, Siempre Magellan Committee Chairs
Scott Hibbard, Head of School
Allison Brubaker, Head of Advancement
WHEN WILL STUDENTS MOVE TO THE NEW CAMPUS?
If we meet fundraising goals and construction deadlines, we will follow the timeline below:
AUG 2023: Middle School students
JAN 2024: Primary School students (Kinder – 5)
Note: Preschool students (PP3 & PP4) will remain at the Chimney Corners campus through June 2024. It is our goal that the preschool program moves to a new, independent facility in northwest Austin in August 2024.
WHAT’S THE GROWTH PLAN ? HOW MANY STUDENTS WILL BE ENROLLED?
By fall 2026, we expect to grow to 150 students on our preschool campus and 550 students on our K-12 campus.
- Preschool (PP3 & PP4) – 5 classes per grade level
- Kindergarten: 4 classes
- Grades 1 – 12: 3 classes per grade level
- Expand the current IB Middle Years Program to serve students in grades 6 – 10.
- Add the IB Diploma Program for students in grades 11 – 12.
WILL THERE BE A HIGH SCHOOL?
Yes. The High School with IB Diploma Program will grow each year as our students advance. The first Diploma Program class will graduate in 2027.
WILL MAGELLAN ADMIT STUDENTS THAT DON’T SPEAK SPANISH YET?
Magellan will admit non-Spanish speakers in grade 6 in Fall 2023. We will systematically add classes in English by grade level as these students advance.
Spanish as a second language will be taught to newly admitted students.
The current Spanish immersion model in PP3-grade 5 will remain unchanged.
HOW IS MAGELLAN DIFFERENT THAN OTHER SCHOOLS?
Magellan will be 1 of 4 independent secular schools in the US, and the only one in Texas, to offer the full International Baccalaureate continuum from Preschool through High School.
We help our students grow into resilient, empathetic and inquisitive individuals who think critically and creatively and who possess the courage and conviction to take action. Visit our Admissions page to learn more.
WHAT IS THE PROJECT COST?
The cost of the building is $23M and retrofitting it is estimated at $12M. Magellan has a fundraising goal of $10M. The remaining amount will be financed. Extensive financial modeling has been completed to ensure the long-term financial health of Magellan. Never the less, enrollment and charitable giving are vital to maintaining our fiscal well-being.
WHO IS LEADING THE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
ACCEPTING NON-SPANISH SPEAKING STUDENTS
beginning in grade 6
FLEXIBLE LANGUAGE PROGRAM
beginning in grade 6
Adding grades 9-12 with IB Diploma Program.
Enrolling the first 9th grade class in 2024.
MORE SPECIALIST CLASSROOMS
2 innovation labs • 2 art rooms • 2 music rooms • multiple student collaboration hubs
and Management Team
Assuring Magellan’s Forever Home will take the support of everyone in our community.
The Siempre Magellan Campaign is Magellan’s most ambitious ever, providing philanthropic support for Capital Improvements. We are grateful for generous early investments in Magellan’s bright future, allowing a strong start toward the total campaign goal.
Please contact Advancement Director, Allison Brubaker, to discuss your financial or volunteer interest. Thank you!