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The Kessler School Begins Construction at New Campus
Growing private school expected to take occupancy in Spring 2023

Oak Cliff/Dallas, April 13, 2022 – The Kessler School, a pre-K through 8th grade private school in North Oak Cliff, has begun construction at its new campus, located at 1822 W. 10th Street in Dallas. Phase I includes restoration of the original neoclassical architecture, updates to interior spaces to better allow for personalized education and technology, construction of a forest-themed library, improvements to points of entry, and the addition of sports fields, playgrounds, interior courtyard and other landscaped outdoor spaces. Project completion and move-in is expected in Fall 2022.

“Our new campus will allow The Kessler School to continue to build on our success in creating a “Southern Star” of private education in Dallas that reflects the diverse, creative, progressive Oak Cliff community,” said Head of School Vanessa Ullmann.

Over the past two months, the buildings have undergone significant asbestos abatement and interior demolition to make way for renovations. Cooper Jensen Contractors of Fort Worth is serving as the project’s General Contractor. OBMI is the project architect. Eliza Solender has been The Kessler School’s long-time real estate broker and consultant.

The new campus has already been recognized by top area publications: Dallas Business Journal named it one of the top rehab/reuse projects in North Texas, while D CEO Magazine, the business sister publication to D Magazine, has recognized it as one of the top “Community Impact” commercial real estate projects in the region.
More information is available by contacting Vanessa Ullmann, Head of School.


Over 20 years ago, The Kessler School was established as a place for North Oak Cliff and the Dallas Metroplex to provide quality education to our neighboring communities. Having a space to call our own has been a dream for our school for over two decades.

"Today, it is our time to grow our educational roots upon that legacy of local investment and establish a new home," said Cooper Koch, Board President.

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