With shovels in hand and smiles all around, School of the Holy Child broke ground for its new field house and state-of-the-art theater March 6.
With shovels in hand and smiles all around, School of the Holy Child broke ground for its new field house and state-of-the-art theater March 6. Local officials joined faculty, students, and board members at the formal occasion.
“The new facilities will enhance our academic, athletic, and arts programs and will add significantly to the profile of this unique school,” said Alfred Kelly Jr., chairman of Holy Child’s Board of Trustees. “We all look forward to the day we cut the ribbon for the Field House and fill the seats in the new theater.”
This chapter in Holy Child’s 110-year history also includes dedicated studio and classroom space for the E.E. Ford Program in Architecture, Engineering, and Design.
Head of School William Hambleton, Ed.D. stated that, “The new facilities better reflect the outstanding athletic and artistic accomplishments of our young women and will support deeper development of critical intellectual and physical skills.” He thanked the Board of Trustees and Capital Campaign Committee “for the vision and dedication that will enable the school to expand our innovative programs for the students of today and tomorrow.”
The 22,000-square-foot Field House will include a 9,700-square-foot gym with two full-size courts, weight and fitness and athletic training rooms, and a dance and movement studio.
Once the field house is completed, the current gym will be converted into a 400-seat theater space for music, dance, and drama productions, liturgies, and assemblies.
Peter Gisolfi Associates of Hastings designed the new facilities.
— Photos by Robin Jovanovich