January 26, 2022
Forefront Living announced a ten-year lease agreement with Bezos Academy to open a tuition-free, Montessori-inspired preschool in Dallas at Presbyterian Village North to open Fall 2022. This project came to fruition following consultation with multiple civic agencies and community organizations. Presbyterian Village North will be the first senior living community in Texas and second nationwide to host a Bezos Academy on its campus.
“Presbyterian Village North is honored to join with the Bezos Academy to create an environment where children in North Dallas can become creative thinkers, lifelong learners and leaders,” said Tim Mallad, CEO, Forefront Living. “We are grateful for our partnership with LeadingAge Texas, who brought this opportunity to our attention, and we believe in the power of generations interacting. We look forward to supporting the Bezos Academy’s mission of ‘lighting every fire’, which aligns with the Forefront Living mission of ‘making each moment matter’.”
“We look for partners who share our commitment to service and community,” said Mike George, President of Bezos Academy. “It is wonderful to be working with Forefront Living, our second senior living host, to help fill the early learning gap in North Dallas while also creating opportunities for interaction between generations.”
The Bezos Academy preschool will be located on the campus of Presbyterian Village North senior living community at 8600 Skyline Dr, Dallas. The school will feature four classrooms. The school will follow a full-day, year-round schedule, and will be slated to open in Fall 2022.
Families earning up to 400% of the federal poverty limit with children aged 3-4 are eligible to apply. More information and an application to the lottery-based selection process will be posted at www.bezosacademy.org once the school opening date is set.