Naples Classical Academy closes on Fogg Nursery property for new charter school 

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Naples Classical Academy, a new tuition-free charter school, has closed on the 17-acre property at 10270 Immokalee Road that will be home to its campus when the new academic year begins this fall. Groundbreaking will be Jan. 29, when the school’s construction will begin on land formerly owned by Fogg Nursery & Mulch Supply. For the next month or so, Fogg will continue to operate on part of the property along Immokalee Road as work begins on building the school behind it. The retail/wholesale landscaping operation will relocate soon once the transactiois finalized at a new location nearby in Golden Gate Estates, said Stanley Fogg, who operates Fogg Nursery, a family-owned local business for more than 20 years. Meanwhile, Feb. 1 is the application deadline to attend school there this fall and the next lottery will be Feb. 2 for students in kindergarten through 10th grade. More than 600 students have already confirmed spots and enrolled for the 2021-22 school year and the classical curriculum charter school is expected to open this fall with 800 students. 

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