Students from Regent Preparatory School attend a groundbreaking for a new $8.5 million expansion. The classical Christian school, with 470 students, will begin Phase 1 of the expansion that includes new football and baseball fields, as well as improvements to the existing library and fine arts facilities. “This series of projects touches our entire community, prioritizing arts, library space and athletic facilities. It is an exciting step forward for the school and its future,” said Regent Superintendent Andy Shapleigh. “The groundbreaking ceremony includes the ideas of ‘consecration and the ‘creation of sacred space.’ We are committing these facilities and improvements to the Lord’s purposes. We hope that every person that comes on this campus is blessed in some way by their visit whether watching a performance, visiting a classroom, or attending a competition.” Regent Preparatory School opened in 2000 and purchased its campus at 8621 S. Memorial Drive in 2006. A gym was added in 2012 and the Science Center opened in 2013. “This is a very exciting time for our Regent community,” Shapleigh said. “ These projects will give our students additional resources and will allow them to excel in the areas in which they are most gifted. There have been many challenges along the way and God has more than met our needs through the years.” For information, call 918-663-1002.