Trinity School moves in to historic Oklahoma City Schools building

McAfee & Taft is pleased to have served as legal counsel to Trinity School in its lease of a historic three-story brick building located at 3200 N. Walker that was previously home to Edgemere Elementary School. The building, which was built in 1912, has continuously served as a school for more than a century.

Trinity School is leasing the building from Oklahoma City Public Schools as part of the Pathway to Greatness program, a critical aspect of which is the repurposing of former school buildings for new uses that benefit the Oklahoma City community.

Founded in 1961, Trinity School is a private K-12 school serving the Oklahoma City area that provides tailored academic programs for students with learning differences, including dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, autism and/or sensory processing issues, anxiety, and development or intellectual delays. Trinity School is a valuable community partner, serving alongside the District and other area schools in helping students in need of expertise and attention, many of whom return to the District and other home schools, but also serving as a long-term solution for many other families. Thus, Trinity’s focused efforts ultimately benefit and serve the same public and communities.

Prior to its ribbon-cutting ceremony and opening on January 14, 2020, Trinity School at Edgemere performed substantial repairs and renovations to the aging school building and other facilities which had been improved as a part of the MAPS programs, including larger classrooms, a stand-alone gymnasium and computer learning center, whole-school storm shelter, and new furniture and interior design enhancements specifically designed with the students in mind.

McAfee & Taft real estate attorneys Joe Lewallen and Jeff Vogt represented Trinity School in all aspects of its lease negotiation with the Board of Education of Oklahoma City Public Schools.