Harmony Bridgeland Front Entrance Rendering. (credit Harmony Public Schools, via Public-Content.com)
Harmony Bridgeland Front Entrance Rendering. (credit Harmony Public Schools, via Public-Content.com)
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HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS ACQUIRES 29-ACRE PARCEL IN BRIDGELAND® TO LAUNCH COMMUNITY’S INAUGURAL CHARTER CAMPUS AHEAD OF THE 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR

Campus Within Harmony Public Schools-North Houston District to Offer Robust STEM, College and Career Preparedness Programs

Via Nataly Torres, Public Content

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HOUSTON (AUG. 17, 2022) — The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) today announced the sale of a 29-acre parcel in Bridgeland®, one of the top-selling master planned communities in the Greater Houston area, to Harmony Public Schools. Located in Creekland Village® at the intersection of Grand Parkway and Creekland Village Drive, the campus will support Bridgeland’s inaugural charter school, serving 450 students initially in the school’s first phase of development, from pre-kindergarten to second grade as well as sixth grade. The school is slated to open ahead of the 2024-2025 school year. A second building for middle and high school classes is anticipated to be unveiled for the 2026-2027 school year.

“Quality education is among the top motivators for homebuyers, especially those in Bridgeland,” said Steve Sams, Senior Vice President, MPC Residential at The Howard Hughes Corporation. “Howard Hughes understands the value of providing best-in-class educational options that are both accessible and diverse, a similar approach we take to our residential offerings. Through Harmony Public Schools, we will introduce the master planned community’s first charter school.”

The charter school system’s curriculum places a deep emphasis on STEM learning, college and career preparedness, project-based learning and character education. The Harmony Public Schools-Houston North District, where the Bridgeland campus will be located, is A-rated by the Texas Education Agency for both financial and overall accountability and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek as well as the national nonprofit organization GreatSchools for its superior academics, college preparedness and STEM program. In 2022, Harmony Public Schools-Houston North was one of 50 districts nationwide to earn three National School of Character honors from Character.org, a nationwide non-profit dedicated to promoting character in schools.

“For more than 20 years, Harmony has been providing high-quality, family-focused educational opportunities to students across Greater Houston,” said Fatih Ay, CEO of Harmony Public Schools. “We are proud to continue that important work as a part of the Bridgeland community and look forward to hosting our inaugural class of Harmony scholars soon.”

Corpus Christi-based Gignac Architects is designing the 58,000-square-foot first phase of the campus, which will include specialized learning areas that build upon Harmony Public Schools’ expansive STEM programs. The curriculum encourages students to apply the lessons learned in the classroom to real-world practice through fun and engaging hands-on projects involving robotics, 3D-printing, rocketry, drones, esports, makerspaces and more.

Students living in the Greater Houston area who meet registration requirements are eligible to attend the new campus. Applications for the 2024-2025 school year will open on October 1, 2023.

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