Ryan Companies breaks ground on 43,000-square-foot charter school near Charleston

December 14, 2023

Set to deliver next summer, Summerville Preparatory Academy joins the firm’s extensive portfolio of education facilities

Ryan Companies, a national commercial real estate solutions provider, recently broke ground on Summerville Preparatory Academy, a 43,000-square-foot charter school. Ryan is partnering with developer Red Apple Development and Charter Schools USA to build the education management organization’s third charter school with the Charter Education Board of South Carolina.

As the latest addition to Ryan’s charter school portfolio, the 43,696-square-foot facility will be completed in July 2024 to alleviate overcrowding for the fall semester. Serving students in grades K-8, the 9.42-acre campus will feature collaborative classrooms for group work, interactive spaces for creative arts, a multi-purpose room with a basketball court layout and offices for independent work. With a main entrance facing Bacons Bridge Road, the academy will include several classrooms, an outdoor turf area, a retention pond and an anticipated 94 parking spaces.

“Ryan is now a prominent player in K-12 construction, and we are proud to play a role in providing diverse schooling options for Charleston’s rapidly growing population,” said Max Bosso, vice president of real estate development at Ryan Companies. “Summerville Preparatory Academy furthers Ryan’s commitment to delivering charter schools efficiently and effectively, as we work alongside education leaders in the Southeast to create outstanding learning environments.”

Ryan has delivered more than 250,000 square feet of industrial, retail and educational space for the Charleston metropolitan area. In addition to Summerville Preparatory Academy, Ryan has delivered two other schools in the Charleston area, including Berkeley Preparatory Academy and Mevers School of Excellence. Ryan specializes in K-12 and higher education, as well as projects related to life sciences, athletic facilities and sports complexes. The firm has successfully delivered over 2.8 million square feet of educational projects in the Southeast region.

Please see renderings and photos of the groundbreaking here. For more information, visit ryancompanies.com/.

About Ryan Companies

Founded in 1938, Ryan Companies offers comprehensive commercial real estate services as a national developer, designer, builder, capital markets advisor and real estate manager with a focus on creating places for people to thrive. Ryan’s work spans a wide range of sectors and product types including healthcare, hospitality, industrial, mixed-use, multifamily, office, retail, and senior living. Built on the foundation of integrity, honesty and community, Ryan has grown to more than 2,000 team members in 17 offices and has completed projects in nearly every state. For more information, visit ryancompanies.com.