From Press to Pupils: IAT receives a Trenton Landmarks Commission Preservation Award
On September 19, 2017, the International Academy of Trenton Charter School (IAT) received a 2017 Trenton Landmarks Commission Preservation Award by the Landmarks Commission for Historic Preservation. The award was presented in recognition of the refurbishment of the former Trenton Times building in conformance with historic guidelines.
The 2017 Landmarks Preservation Awards Ceremony included remarks by Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson. Awards were presented by Carol Rogers, chairperson of the commission, and Douglas M. Hughes, a commission staffer. Awards included categories of residential preservation, retail/commercial preservation, educational institutions, and historic sites.
The new IAT building, which housed the Trenton Times from the 1960s up to 2011, has been transformed to meet the needs of the school, while retaining the classic aspects of the structure including the neon Trenton Times sign on top of the building. Following architectural work by Jarmel Kinzel Architects and Engineers, Inc. and construction work by Hollister Construction Services and HighMark School Development, the building was ready to accept its newest tenants!
In September 2017, IAT students and teachers replaced reporters and editors in the newly refurbished, state-of-the-art building. Now serving students in Kindergarten through 5th grade, the school has given new life to the property while preserving the building’s integrity. IAT is proud of the historical significance of the school building. More information regarding the construction project can be found here.
As a member of the global SABIS® Network, IAT offers a high-quality education to all students. The school is guided by a mission to help students achieve their full potential through the implementation of the proven SABIS® Educational System™.