The Croft School of Providence plans to build a K-6 school in the space once occupied by the now defunct Harvest Co-op Market on Washington Street.
The school hopes to open next summer, starting with K-1 and K-2 classes and eventually expanding through grade 6 to serve students primarily in Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and West Roxbury.
The school is owned by Scott Given, who resigned in 2016 as CEO of Up Education Network, which runs three charter schools in Boston and two in Lawrence. He cites the experience of having two kids, now 2 and 4, for starting the private school after he left Up:
For a while, we leaned towards city public school as our default option, but we observed just too many quality inconsistencies, classroom to classroom, to pursue that path. Our review of most private schools yielded options that were unaffordable and/or didn't "check the boxes" on other criteria, too. We felt stuck - there were no undeniably high-quality mid-priced schools.
H/t Keep Roslindale Quirky.