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The Stanley Hupfeld Academy at Western Village is celebrating 20 years of continued growth and improvement.

Stanley Hupfeld Academy at Western Village Celebrates 20 Years

With Grand Opening of Safe Room and Performing Arts Center

The Stanley Hupfeld Academy at Western Village is celebrating 20 years of continued growth and improvement.

In the 1990s, Western Village Elementary School as it was called then, was facing the possibility of closure. Enrollment had significantly declined and test scores were alarmingly low.

INTEGRIS stepped in and began offering an after school and summer program at the facility in 1998. The health care system then began operating the school full time in the fall of 2000. That’s when Western Village Academy became one of the state’s first public charter schools. Instead of selecting students from a pool of applicants, organizers felt it important to serve the children who actually lived in the school’s attendance area. It was a novel and noble concept that has paid off exponentially.

In the last two decades enrollment at the school, which was renamed in 2010, has increased from 150 to 330 with an annual waiting list of more than 100 students. The facilities have been completely renovated, and state-of-the art library/media and technology centers have been built along with a new gymnasium. A walking track has been installed, and a master staff of teachers is on board. Additionally, the school has very proudly achieved a “B” rating on the state’s A-F grading scale.

The academy also features an arts-integrated curriculum with full time specialists in visual art, music, dance/PE and literary arts. A full time physician assistant is on staff to serve the needs of students and their families. In addition, every child in first through fifth grade has a mentor who comes to visit once a week for one hour.

The most recent improvement to the school, the MAPS Safe Room, will be utilized as a Performing Arts Center for the Western Village community, thanks to a generous donation from Elliott Schwartz, M.D., and family.

The public is welcome to come see the Performing Arts Center firsthand at a special grand opening ceremony.

DATE: Monday, April 16
TIME: 2:00 p.m.
PLACE: Stanley Hupfeld Academy
1508 NW 106th St., Oklahoma City

Members of the media interested in covering the event should call 405-644-6397 to reserve a spot.