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Jeb Bush, Syd Kitson celebrate innovation in education at new Babcock Neighborhood School

Jeb Bush, Syd Kitson celebrate innovation in education at new Babcock Neighborhood School

BABCOCK RANCH, Fla. (Aug. 8, 2018) – Former Gov. Jeb Bush joined Syd Kitson, elected officials, and community and education leaders to celebrate the grand opening of the new Babcock Neighborhood School in Babcock Ranch. The school, completed two years ahead of schedule to meet growing demand after BNS’s initial year of operation, features a […]

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Babcock Neighborhood School receives an ‘A’ from the state of Florida – and from homebuyers

Babcock Neighborhood School receives an ‘A’ from the state of Florida – and from homebuyers

Babcock Neighborhood School, the new public charter school located at the heart of the nation’s first solar-powered town, earned an “A” in its first annual Florida Standards Assessment. It has also earned high marks from Babcock Ranch homebuyers Bethany and Jerry Hunt, whose children Connor, 9, and Peyton, 6, will start classes at Babcock Neighborhood […]

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Babcock Neighborhood School Best In Class

Babcock Neighborhood School Best In Class

School in solar-powered town earns an A on its first state report card Babcock Ranch, Florida – From the day that Babcock Neighborhood School (BNS) first opened its doors, there’s been little doubt that the school’s project-based curriculum was inspiring a passion for learning among students who arrived each day filled with energy and anticipation. The annual […]

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Babcock Neighborhood School Featured for Innovative Learning Practices

Babcock Neighborhood School Featured for Innovative Learning Practices

Our first school, Babcock Neighborhood School, was featured in the News-Press for our innovative, hands-on approach to learning. “Hands-on learning. One-on-one attention from teachers. The “best” lunches ever. And being able to attend a solar-powered school on a campus that sits smack-dab in the heart of an up-and-coming city. There’s a lot to love about […]

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Bringing Sustainability to Southwest Florida

Bringing Sustainability to Southwest Florida

Years ago, Southwest Florida developers indiscriminately dug canals and roads without any regard for the environment. If you travel the local back roads you’ll see some communities continue to live with the consequences of this lack of planning. Fast-forward to 2017: Kitson & Partners, the developer of Babcock Ranch, is bringing real sustainability to Southwest […]

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Biking for Beginners

Biking for Beginners

Babcock Ranch will have 50 miles of paths for residents to use and biking will be one of the preferred modes of transportation. But if you haven’t ridden a bike for a few years or if you’re a beginner, you might be overwhelmed by the new choices in bikes and gear. Fortunately, there are lots […]

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Babcock Neighborhood School Selects Principal

Babcock Neighborhood School Selects Principal

Shannon Treece brings wealth of experience to innovative “Green STEAM” school Babcock Ranch, Florida – Babcock Neighborhood School (BNS) today announced selection of veteran school administrator and teacher Shannon Treece as principal of the new public charter school that will be opening with Kindergarten through 6th Grade next fall.  Currently serving as principal at Oasis […]

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What is STEAM Education?

What is STEAM Education?

Classes at the Babcock Neighborhood School start in August 2017 and the students will be the first to benefit from a new education program designed to help them compete in the 21st Century. The eco-focused Babcock Ranch development provides the ideal foundation for a student-centered education built on active learning, collaboration, and community. Indeed, these […]

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Babcock Ranch Interactive Info Map

Babcock Ranch Interactive Info Map

Are you interested in learning more about Babcock Ranch and its uses for the land? Hover over the points in the below to explore more about sustainability, activities, and amenities of the naturally preserved land of Babcock Ranch.  

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Couldn’t Make It To a Babcock Neighborhood School Town Hall Meeting? View a Recorded Session Here!

Couldn’t Make It To a Babcock Neighborhood School Town Hall Meeting? View a Recorded Session Here!

Babcock Neighborhood School is underway and will be accepting students for the 2017-2018 school year! Over the last couple months, we’ve hosted parents, students, and educators at our offices and the Bayshore Fire Station to provide more information on BNS, answer questions from students and their parents, and listen to feedback from our attendees. We […]

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Charter Application Approved for First School at Babcock Ranch

Charter Application Approved for First School at Babcock Ranch

Babcock Neighborhood School preparing for Fall 2017 opening Release Date: September 8, 2016 Contact: Lisa Hall (850) 508-7782 Babcock Ranch, Florida – A public charter school approved for Babcock Ranch puts world-class education with a strong environmental focus within walking distance of the earliest settlers of the new solar-powered town. An application for the tuition-free […]

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