Bolling School nears renovation completion into Greenbrier Community School

By Sarah Richardson

The old Bolling School at the north end of Lewisburg has been a busy scene since March, as a total restoration and renovation of the building has continued despite the COVID-19 pandemic. “It has been a long process, but construction should be done in mid-August,” said Rece Nester, head of the Greenbrier Community School, which will occupy the space. “There is still a lot of work to be done over the next few weeks.”

This month the old Bolling School got new windows throughout the building as the Greenbrier Community School gears up to start classes in the new space on September 8.

Recent developments over the past few months include new concrete floors on the lower levels, new electrical systems throughout the building, new plumbing, a new roof, new energy-efficient windows, new heating and cooling systems, an updated exterior, and landscaping will be added soon. However, despite the major overhaul, the school has taken care to renovate where they can instead of replace.

“We refinished the old hardwood floors,” said Nester, “and the old pendant lights for the classrooms,” along with other touches around the facility. “We will focus on the history of the space.”

They are planning to use the rocks from the original Bolling School front wall to incorporate into a school garden. Each morning, Bolling School students would line up along the front wall to recite the Pledge of Allegiance before the school day.

The school is currently enrolling students ages 18 months through 5th grade for the 2020-21 School Year, which is slated to begin on September 8. Call or email the school for more information at 304-793-2420 or info@greenbriercommunityschool.org.