Memorial’s new facility on the corner on Citico and Chamberlain in Chattanooga is already operational, leaving the old facility empty.
The school was able to recover many reusable pieces, including fluorescent light fixtures, ceiling tiles, water heaters, emergency and exit signs, and hardware.
The school was also able to recover the fire alarm and security system, among other finds.
Fred Lupton, a longtime supporter of Bachman Academy and a well-known figure in the Chattanooga area, was instrumental in arranging the salvage project for the school and securing volunteers to man the deconstruction and removal.
Lupton’s church group was on hand to volunteer for the day, and members were able to salvage all of the windows in the structure. Bachman Academy will be putting the windows and other items to use in the 20 buildings around the 210-acre property in McDonald.
Bachman Academy is a nonprofit school governed by a board of trustees and supported by grants, gifts, and tuition.
Bachman Academy’s mission is to empower students who have learning differences to develop the skills and values necessary for success in the global community. Bachman is a boarding and day school for local to international children who have language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia, and attention issues like AD/HD.
The Academy provides a language-rich program of study emphasizing active learning. In addition to college-prep academics,