St. Augustine Preparatory Academy

Our mission is to build meaningful buildings in which to live, work and play. These are not just words to us, but an opportunity to impact people in an amazing way. We are extremely grateful to have been part of building St. Augustine Preparatory Academy in Milwaukee.

Mid-States was excited to partner on this project, and provided 96 Wall Panels (32,136 square-feet), five precast columns, and 1,562 square feet of Hollowcore for the school’s natatorium and gymnasium.

St. Augustine Preparatory Academy is a K4-12 non-denominational Christian school on Milwaukee’s south side. The school is a student-centered environment where young learners take ownership of their education not only in academics, but also physical health, creativity, and faith. The school’s vision statement is: “St. Augustine Preparatory Academy develops students to be tomorrow’s leaders. They will be known by their strength of character, courage, intellect, impactful contributions and their faith.”

The Ramirez Family Foundation supplied $43 million of the $53 million cost and is subsidizing students’ tuition at the private school. The 192,454 square-foot school was developed around a 5.6-acre parcel. The athletics facilities are open to the community and include a 1,000-seat gymnasium, a turf athletic field and running track on the 12-acre property, as well as a competition natatorium housing a competition-sized pool. St. Augustine is also home to an in-school health clinic.

The school’s curriculum is based on curriculums from successful schools across the country and sets high expectations for every student. It aims to be one of the highest performing urban schools in the country. St. Augustine Preparatory Academy just completed its first school year in 2017-18.

Project Partners:
   •  Owner: Achieving Educational Excellence Inc.
   •  GC: VJS Construction Services
   •  Architect: Korb & Associates Inc.
   •  EOR: Graef