Here’s how to purchase a Hardy Elementary ‘legacy’ brick

Published 7:56 pm Friday, October 7, 2022

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Isle of Wight County Schools has created an order form for those interested in purchasing an engraved brick for the new Hardy Elementary School’s “legacy wall.”

IWCS announced plans in July to include the wall in the school’s construction – affording those who’ve passed through the doors of the existing Hardy Elementary through the decades the opportunity to literally leave their mark on the 1960s-era school’s replacement.

Each brick is $50. The money raised will fund books and resources for the new Hardy Elementary’s library. Those who purchase a brick will have up to 36 characters – two 18-character lines of text – to leave a dedication message to future generations.

The order form can be downloaded at Email the completed form to or fax the form to 757-365-0236.

Credit cards, Venmo, cash or money orders are among the accepted forms of payment. Personal checks will not be accepted.

The bricks will be added to several brick columns in the new school’s lobby. The new two-story school, modeled after Florence Bowser Elementary in Suffolk, will house nearly 900 students in grades K-4. Construction is underway, with the new school slated to open in mid-2023.