Prominent Pasco private school plans expansion
Academy at the Lakes, 400-student private school in Land O'Lakes, has purchased 47 acres to expand its presence.
The PreK-12 school, founded in 1992, bought the $3 million property slightly north of State Road 54 and south of the Land O’ Lakes Recreation Center from the MacManus Charitable Remainder Trust. It has no immediate plans to build.
“We plan to take our time and carefully consider the ideal campus for us," head of school Mark Heller said in a release. "We want to make smart decisions that are prudent, in the best interests of the School and our students, and that will stand the test of time. Building will commence after a lot of planning and when the time is right."
In the meantime, the school also recently bought a small parcel adjacent to its existing campus so it can "improve the overall curb appeal" there.