Financing & Lending Solutions


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 $3.0 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. 

Would you like to see if your school can qualify for financing? Please provide the information requested below.

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

Legacy Charter School
December 2022
Chicago, Illinois


Global Outreach Charter Academy
November 2022
Jacksonville, Florida

New Money

Hawking STEAM Charter School
September 2022
Chula Vista, California


$ 45,585,000
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