Expansion Plan

A Multi-phased Approach

At present, over 275 children are on a waiting list that continues to grow. Of these, over 100 are old enough to attend the coming school year, with the remainder wishing to hold spots for the future years. Countries showing particular interest include the USA, Italy, China, UK, and France, followed by Brazil and India.

With all beds now filled, and a student return rate greater than 90% from school year to school year, and, to make room for additional students, it was necessary to remodel exisiting structures as well as obtain financing to acquire additional properties adjacent to currently owned properties. While we are very fortunate that the school building itself can accommodate more than one hundred students, our goal is to create sufficient dormitory space to match school capacity.

We humbly present here this four-phased expansion plan (one of several possibilities we have considered to reach our goal). Please note that these are rough estimates, and subject to change.

All figures in Canadian dollars.

Phases I and II

Raises total dormitory capacity to around 80.

Note: Although expansion Phase I and Phase II were initially conceived as distinct phases happening in order during distinct time frames, due to divine planning, both phases now seem to be happening in swift succession and so are presented here together.

Property #1 -- ACQUIRED -- $265,000 Increases enrolment to around 50 students
Property #2 -- ACQUIRED -- $330,000
Fire code compliance -- COMPLETED -- $30,000
New Meditation Hall -- COMPLETED -- $15,000
Kitchen Upgrades $30,000
Science Lab -- COMPLETED -- $40,000
Furniture $10,000
Overage / Incidentals (Applies to remodeling) $15,000
Fundraising Target: $735,000 60 students / 20 staff

Phase III

Raises total dormitory capacity to around 90

Property #3 $125,000
Conversion, Compliance adjustments, Furniture $40,000
Overage / Incidentals (Applies to remodeling) $5,000
Fundraising Target: $170,000 70 students/ 22 staff

Phase IV


Fundraising Target: 108 students


A better option than all of these, but requiring greater funding, would be purpose built dormitories. The experience of collective life for the children could be improved in many ways. If fundraising exceeds expectations this would definitely become our preference. In addition to more funding, construction would require much more lead time than converting an existing property.