ICSV is excited to announce that the school has purchased the 5736 square meter property immediately adjacent to our current campus. This land purchase has been in process for two years, and we are delighted that plans to expand the campus can now begin.
Let me tell you how this all came about. In May of 2017, two businessmen asked to meet with me. They turned out to be land developers who were interested in purchasing our current property. Their plan was to buy all the property on this side of Wagramer Strasse in order to build apartments and office space. I learned from them that the property next door to ours, where Sixt and Lucky Car have buildings, was going up for private auction. I knew that the school had tried a number of times to purchase this property, so when they said it was going up for sale, I replied with, “We don’t want to sell our school. We want to buy that property!”
The odds of outbidding a development company were not in our favor; however, we spoke with numerous banks, consulted with several developers, etc. and the School Board placed our bid for the property. The whole process was covered with much prayer, asking God to show favor on ICSV and to make our dream become a reality. In the end, the School Board submitted a proposal that was approved and chosen. God was indeed at work! For the last two years, we have been working to complete the purchase, and today we can say that ICSV owns both the 175 and now 177 Wagramer Strasse properties!
As part of the school’s strategic vision for the future, the plan is to build a school that will accommodate 500 to 600 students. The project will include a gymnasium/auditorium, state-of-the-art science labs, a fine arts wing, learning commons, classrooms, cafeteria, and more. We are even looking at the possibility of putting a playing field on the roof! The campus expansion will ensure that ICSV can continue to provide a high-quality, individualized, Christian education to an increasing number of students that will be able to impact the nations of the world.
We would like to invite you to a parent meeting on Thursday, May 16, at 6:00 pm to meet with members of the School Board and administration to brainstorm ideas, to make suggestions, and to ask questions about the building project. Students will also be given an opportunity to be involved in the planning process. Today we give thanks to our Almighty God who is able to do immeasurably more than we could ask or imagine. I can’t wait to see how God goes before us over the next few years to make our new school a reality. This really is an exciting time to be part of the ICSV community!
Because of His Faithfulness,
Sharon Brobst, Ed.D.