Classes began on Thursday for students of Augusta Christian Schools.
More than 640 students arrived for the first day at the school's campuses on Baston and Furys Ferry roads and school officials were still enrolling new students on Thursday, said the school's Director of Social Activities Lynn Wilkerson.
Augusta Christian opened its new lower school on Furys Ferry Road last year. Wilkerson said it paid off this year with much less traffic congestion at the Baston Road campus.
However, she was unsure of any traffic problems at the lower school.
"My guess is that the lower school was a little more crowded," she said. "Even if they carpool, most parents on the first day will bring their own child.
"Plus, I have a feeling they had a few more traffic problems because it is on Furys Ferry (Road)."
New this year at Augusta Christian is a music appreciation class for fourth and fifth grades and an accelerated reader program for the middle school.
Also, during the summer break, educators at the lower school moved the school's library to a larger room.
"It's probably double the size it was," Wilkerson said.
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