New School in Washington County

That property has been wasting out there for years. I’m glad to see that it will be put to such good use!

TOWN OF TRENTON — Ozaukee Christian School has announced it is moving into a new building, taking over a former gentlemen’s club in Trenton.

The building at 1204-1274 Highway 33 is being purchased from Spearmint Rhino, a Californiabased franchise of strip clubs and gentlemen’s clubs. For Ozaukee Christian School, the unusual building conversion is an answer to prayer that ends a years-long search for a space to call their own.

“God has given the leadership of OCS a big vision for growth while providing us what we need for each step of this project,” said Dave Swartz, OCS board president.

OCS is a nondenominational Christian school founded in 1990 that has had several homes over the years. The school started at Portview Christian Center in Port Washington, then moved to Friedens Church in Port, back to Portview and then to St. John XXIII in Saukville for the last 19 years.

“We have felt God leading us to a building of our own that will allow us to grow, to expand our ability to work with special needs children and to reach more families in Washington County, all the while maintaining strong ties with our families in Ozaukee County,” OCS Administrator Kris Austin said.

OCS is purchasing the strip mall that includes the former Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen’s Club with the intention of renovating the spaces into classrooms, offices, a cafeteria and a multipurpose room. Future additions planned include a gym with stage and locker rooms and a new classroom wing.