Financing & Lending Solutions


Vacant lots and abandoned retail outlets abound in central cities across the United States. Equity Schools and Ziegler recently talked about how they were able to assist Academy of Warren turn a 1950s era grocery store into a state-of-the-art learning campus – from conception to financing to execution. Regardless of where your school is located, you and your school will benefit from the tips provided and lessons learned in this successful development story.
While the Covid-19 pandemic has presented many challenges, Ziegler continues to help our clients advance their missions via facilities financing. Funding is not only available, but interest rates continue to remain at historic lows. Listed below are organizations we’ve been privileged to assist recently. Call us today to learn about your options, whether needing facilities funding for new buildings or refinancing existing debt at lower rates.

With over 100 years of commitment to the education sector, we continue that tradition today with our dedicated service to the charter school market nationally.


Proven Performance – Since 2000 Ziegler has executed on over 130 financings for K-12 Schools (Charter, Religious and Private) for more than $2.8 billion.


Expertise, integrity, knowledge of charter school organizations, and tailored financing solutions are the hallmarks of our charter school finance practice. 

Ziegler can assist your organization with the following.

  • Financing for new construction projects
  • Refinancing of existing debt
  • Determining the best capital plan for your organization
  • Advice for future development
  • Assistance with developing a supportable debt load

Consult with Ziegler to understand the options available to your institution whether it is a single-site charter school or a multi-school network. Bond financing can provide the lowest cost of capital available in the marketplace. We have a number of different variations of bond financing that we can underwrite for your institution, including tax-exempt bonds. Tax-exempt bonds may be issued as letter of credit floating rate bonds or long-term fixed-rate bonds. Additionally, our knowledge is not limited to specific financial solutions that we offer.

Ziegler's team of experienced bankers can help you with all aspects of your project.


Read more about some charter school clients we have served. 

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One of the first questions school leadership should ask when considering a major project is, “How much debt can my school afford?” Please contact us to Determine your Debt Capacity.

Financing Highlights

The Franklin School of Innovation
March 2022
Asheville, North Carolina

New Money/Refinancing

Gilbert L. Sena Charter High School
December 2021
New Mexico

New Money

Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School
December 2021
New Mexico

New Money/Refunding

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