New classical academy coming to Cheyenne

Published: Nov. 10, 2023 at 10:58 AM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Next year there’s a new charter school opening up in Cheyenne that has a classical outlook on education.

“We have been working for several years to build out what is happening behind us, and that is the foundation of a classical school here in the city of Cheyenne,” said Nathan Winters, Board Chairman for Cheyenne Classical Academy.

Cheyenne Classical Academy is set to open for the 2024-2025 school year. “A K-4 school, and then it will eventually develop into a K-12 education through a three phase building project,” said Winters.

The academy’s mission and vision is to train and improve the hearts of young people through classical, content-rich, education. “To provide opportunity and educational choice to a lot of people is wonderful, to do that through a classical public charter school that can teach this kind of information right here in Cheyenne really moves us into a whole new category into being able to provide best practices from all across the country, and from a millennia of teaching, and bring it right to Cheyenne,” said Winters.

A key element to this style of education is the emphasize on virtuous living and civic responsibility. “Not just what to think, but how you can think, and you do that by teaching how great thinkers of the past thought through the processes in their own day,” said Winters.

Cheyenne Classical Academy is excited to create a close community. “Because we want parents to have a sense of community in bringing their children to school here everyday,” said BJ Buchmann, Headmaster of Cheyenne Classical Academy.

The construction process will take place in three phases. “The construction process will start out with phase one, we will have K-4 to start the school. This has been a process in working with the city with regards to re-platting the construction of it. Then we’ll have phase two which’ll be another elementary facility, and then phase three is going to be a 7th-12th grade high school,” explained Buchmann.

They are excited to begin construction soon to be open for grades kindergarten through 4th grade next year. For more information, or to fill out the interest form to be entered into the school lottery, visit their website here.