The $3.3 million BUILDING TOGETHER capital campaign is an essential first step in transforming OLA and our students’ experience. Projects in this campaign support nearly every aspect of our mission. What we build together today will stand for years and generations to come.
Our current science lab serves only our middle school students. As a result, lower school students must conduct lab experiments and complete science activities in their classrooms. Through this campaign, a new lower school science lab will be added, providing hands-on science experiences for our younger students. In addition, all students will benefit from a new dedicated STREAM (science, technology, religion, engineering, art, and mathematics) lab. These new spaces will foster a significant leap in the student experience, opening the doors to exploration, collaboration, and innovation for all grades. The labs will include interactive white boards, computers, digital microscopes, 3D printers, gas lines, wet labs, and more.
A new computer lab will enhance the use of technology and improve efficiency and classroom experience. One additional classroom will also be gained.
The kitchen will be renovated to allow for onsite meal service for all grades and will also provide the flexibility to utilize catering services for a variety of school and parish events.
The main entrance to the school will be relocated to a more central location. The entrance will be dramatically updated with glass walls to serve as a focal point for the school. An atrium will shine with natural light and serve as a flexible activity space for a wide variety of school and OLA community events, including cultural presentations, student programs, arts exhibitions, receptions, and much more.
New restrooms will be added for students and staff, and the addition of an elevator will improve access for those with mobility challenges.
On the building’s exterior, the landscaping will be beautified, parking spaces reconfigured, and sidewalks connected.
A small reflection chapel will be added to give students, faculty, staff, and parents a warm, attractive, welcoming room for prayer.
The principal’s office will be relocated along with the nurse’s station to a more central location within the school. This new location will provide better accessibility in a more open and welcoming environment.
In addition, a new conference room will be added for school use.
Additional administrative offices will be relocated to renovated space.
We have thoughtfully planned for future additions in a second phase, which will provide for much needed additional classrooms and a middle school wing.