LAS VEGAS – Capstone Christian Academy, an independent, nondenominational Christian school, will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon May 22 at 985 E. Serene Ave to celebrate the grand opening of its campus. Capstone Christian, more than two decades in planning, is the vision of Impact Sand & Gravel President Bill Wadley, who grew up in Henderson and who planned the school to offer premier college-preparatory education to what he calls an underserved southeast Las Vegas Valley.
Capstone Christian is opening a 13,000-square-foot building on East Serene Avenue, serving preschool-through-second grade students.
The school will eventually expand onto its a 25-acre main campus on East Cactus Avenue to serve preschool through 12th-grade students. Construction for the East Cactus Avenue campus will start in January. The master plan design, which calls for four brick buildings, will rise in several phases and house administrative offices, classrooms, a cafeteria, multipurpose space, a performing arts center, a gym, and 20 acres of sport fields.
“We have a team in place, prime real estate to build on and key partnerships with two of the nation’s top private schools — institutions that have pioneered a model to provide excellent, cutting-edge education centered on the values of our Founding Fathers,” said Capstone Christian Academy founder Bill Wadley.
Capstone Christian’s proposed timeline has the school expanding to middle school in 2024 and high school in 2028.
Capstone Christian’s campus will rise on land donated in 2006 by Las Vegas developer Larry Canarelli and his wife Heidi. Wadley worked for Canarelli at American West Homes, becoming Vice President of Land Development before buying his sand and gravel company from Canarelli.
Capstone Christian is poised to serve children from the Anthem, Inspirada, Seven Hills and McDonald Highlands master-planned communities. The school will augment a college preparatory curriculum, inspired by curriculums at Valley Christian Schools in San Jose, California, and Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, with realworld experience using their leadership skills and unique gifts to change the world.
About Capstone Christian Academy
Capstone Christian Academy partners with parents to challenge youth to become world changing leaders and aspire towards lives of character, service and influence. Capstone Christian Academy is committed to excellence in all of its educational programs and will provide a comprehensive pre-school through twelfth grade, with a rigorous college preparatory program.
The school will seek to develop leaders and instill civic values, including community service and citizenship.