University acquires former high school from Concordia

The former CBC site provides 169,000 square feet of interior space for the University.

The former Christian Brothers College (CBC) High School property in the 6500 block of Clayton Road in Clayton has been sold to Washington University, it was announced Sept. 11 in a joint statement by Concordia Seminary and the University. Concordia purchased the property in 2001 when the high school moved to its new location in Town & Country, Mo.

The sale was finalized following approval by the executive committee of Washington University’s Board of Trustees, Concordia Seminary’s Board of Regents and the Board for Pastoral Education and Board of Directors of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

The 8.2-acre site contains eight buildings, providing 169,000 square feet of interior space. The facilities include classrooms, offices, a theater and library complex, a gymnasium and sports annex and a cafeteria.

The grounds include an athletic field, a track, tennis courts and a 150-space park-ing lot.

The University has not announced any long-range plans for the property — in walking and shuttle distance from the Danforth Campus — but work will begin soon on renovating and improving the gymnasium and athletic fields for the use of intramural and club sports.