Linder Academy to join Old Town

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Linder Academy to join Old Town
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The Linder Academy, a small, private K-5 school, will open in Old Town this fall.

The campus is located at 601, 607 and 609 South Washington Street, and at 710 Gibbon Street. At the June 19 public hearing, some residents expressed concern regarding the potential for increased traffic in the residential area, as well as concern for restricted access to their homes.

Kristin Carpenter, owner of The Linder Academy, expressed her willingness to comply with safety concerns from residents and the city, and said that she takes being a responsible neighbor to residents and businesses seriously.

Alexandria City Council approved the special use permit requested by Carpenter, which allows the school to have more than 20 students. Carpenter said she plans to have 40 to 105 students, with evaluations for each additional 20 students enrolled. The private academy currently has a campus in McLean, VA, where 30 students are enrolled.

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