The Building Together Campaign has transformed our campus enabling the school to enroll additional parish children and adding shared spaces for both school and parish use.
Improvements and features include the relocation of the main entrance to a more central location within the new building providing a focal point for the school. An atrium shining with natural light serves as a flexible activity space for a variety of school events, including cultural presentations, arts exhibitions, and receptions.
OLA students now have the wonderful opportunity to learn in the new state-of-the-art STEM lab, as well as dine in a larger cafeteria with nutritious meals provided by SAGE Dining. Middle school students have their own wing complete with lockers. An elevator was added to improve access for all and was extremely popular on Grandparent’s Day. These are just some of the exciting improvements and opportunities the new building has provided. Most importantly, this new expansion has enabled OLA to offer admissions to more qualified parishioner families by adding an additional classroom for grade PK through 5th.
“For decades to come, our school will serve the needs of our students by providing them with a twenty-first century learning environment that will allow them to excel in all aspects of academics while continuing our mission: to create a nurturing environment grounded in the Catholic faith, which provides for the spiritual and academic development of each child,” says former Principal Lisa Cordell. “We are proud of our new space and extend an invitation to any members of our OLA community who would like to visit. Please come see our wonderful new building.”
Through the generosity of the OLA community, the school has raised $5.2 million of the $6 million project cost. We will continue working to raise funds until the total is reached.
If you have not yet given to the Building Together campaign, we invite you to prayerfully consider a pledge to the effort. Gifts can be paid in installments over the next five years.