Dayton Christian School is expected to start construction on its first gymnasium soon — perhaps as soon as today.
The 55-year-old school has announced a contractor for the $4.1 million addition to its 43.5-acre campus at the intersection of Spring Valley and Washington Church roads in Miami Twp.
WENCO Construction Co. was picked to build the gym, to be called the Warrior Center, school officials said. The 12,000-square-foot building is expected to take about 10 months to complete, according to the school.
The school raised $3.3 million for the project, and officials hope to raise an additional $800,000 to fund amenities.
“We don’t need these features to enjoy the gym for physical education or sports, but their addition would certainly make the project a well-rounded space,” said John Gredy, head of school for Dayton Christian.
Last year, the school announced plans to raise $4.6 million to build a 31,000-square-foot gym seating 600 at a site closer to the northern end of the property, but fundraising fell short of the goal, so the plans changed.
A change approved by Miami Twp. this month will allow the new gym to be built toward the site’s southern end, just north of the baseball field.