Press release

Cadence Announces Tuition-Free Charter School: Pinecrest Academy

June 12, 2015

HENDERSON, NEV. – Cadence is set to offer another prime educational option for local students, announcing the forthcoming Pinecrest Academy Cadence Campus. Pinecrest Academy is a public choice, tuition-free charter school with three campuses in Henderson for the 2015-16 school year.

The Pinecrest Academy Cadence Campus will open in August 2016 with Kindergarten through 9th grade classes, expanding to add an additional grade each year until 2019.

Phase I of the academy’s roll-out will include an elementary school building, with a capacity for approximately 750 total students. Simultaneously, the elementary school’s multipurpose room, with a basketball court and stage, as well as a synthetic turf play area will be completed. Phase I will also include the first phase of the campus’ middle and high school complex, including an administration facility for the middle and high schools.

When all phases of construction are complete, the collective campus will boast more than 150,000 square feet of learning and activity space.

“Our community is growing before our eyes – we want to make sure Cadence’s parents have significant options to help their children grow as well,” said Mark Paris, CEO of Cadence developer The LandWell Company. “Pinecrest Academy has made a positive impact on so many families across our valley and we look forward to them reaching many more here at Cadence.”

Pinecrest Academy joins Lake Mead Christian Academy (LMCA) as examples of the growth of education options in Henderson as well as the Cadence community. LMCA recently announced the expansion of its Henderson middle and high schools to 14 acres of Cadence land, which are also slated to open in August 2016. 

About Cadence

Cadence, a 2,200-acre planned community located in Henderson, Nev., has 450 acres of open space, which includes a 50-acre central park and 100-acre sports park. The community offers a bike share program, free Wi-Fi in public parks, and interconnects with the many Henderson bicycle and walking trails such as the Las Vegas Wash Trail and River Mountains Loop Trail. Four school sites, retail centers including a grocery store and other services, and nearby business parks are also part of Cadence. Cadence is being developed by The LandWell Company, the real estate development division of Basic Management, Inc., which has a distinguished history in Southern Nevada. The 13,250-home community offers a variety of residential neighborhoods with a broad cross-section of homes starting from the low $200,000s. For more information about Cadence, visit, or call 702-558-9366. Find Cadence on social media at, Twitter @CadenceNV and on Instagram @Cadence_NV.