It’s not very often a school gets to break ground for a new facility on their campus, but on Thursday, May 23rd, New Orleans’ oldest Episcopal school did just that.
St. Andrews Episcopal conducted a Ceremonial Groundbreaking of a new three-story classroom building on their campus on the vacant lot of Oak and Short Streets. The need for additional teaching and learning space has been significant on the campus of St. Andrew’s for many years, and particularly so in the past several years following the additions of the St. Andrew’s Cottage (18 months-four years) and the St. Andrew’s 7th and 8th Grade Program. With over two hundred children presently on campus, they felt for some while that it was time to expand physical offering to provide essential 21st Century teaching and learning space for their children, Pre-K through 8th grade.
The new building will consist of approximately 10,000 square feet of new teaching and learning space and will provide much-needed classroom space for a new music room, science and math labs, homeroom classrooms, and a new multi-purpose room for indoor recess, PE, and student exhibitions and performances. The new building will also create space for a new art studio on campus.