Euro-Academy has received approval from Pine supervisors to convert a building formerly used as a church into a preschool on Pearce Mill Road.
Supervisors approved a land development plan for the school Dec. 6 after expressing concern about traffic stacking up at the entrance during drop-off and pickup times.
"My concern is safety," said Supervisor Philip D. Henry, who said he was concerned about the possibility of cars sticking out onto Pearce Mill Road. "I'm in favor of your school … but, safety first."
Euro-Academy is planning to convert the former Christian Science church at 210 Pearce Mill Road into a school serving children ages 2 ½ to 6. The site is just north of the township's municipal building and across the street from Pine Community Park.
Brian Putos of Euro-Academy, who appeared before the supervisors and the planning commission, said the school has other locations in Europe. The Pine location will have a maximum of 45 students with five faculty members, he said. Class start times will be staggered to ease traffic congestion.
The supervisors, following the planning commission's recommendation, voted unanimously to grant conditional use approval. The school must obtain a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation highway occupancy permit and pay a fee in lieu of constructing a sidewalk along Pearce Mill Road, according to the township's conditions.