Students are returning to a refreshed campus with a new fitness center, new turf on the fields, and renovated classrooms for the Early Childhood Center (ECC).
Commons and Fitness Center
This summer, as part of SCH’s Campus Master Plan, improvements were made to the Commons, the multipurpose community hub in the historic heart of the Upper School campus. The Commons has served many purposes throughout the years, but the current project provides more space and versatility for SCH’s growing student body. The updates included enlarging the interior gathering space on the first level of the Commons, building a new fitness and wellness center in the Woodward Gym, and transforming part of the Vare fitness center into a dedicated wrestling space.
Upper School students are already beginning to enjoy the improved spaces, which allow them to gather, dine, and socialize together and provide them with the fitness and wellness resources they need to achieve their athletic and wellness goals. There are new areas to study, read, eat, train, compete, perform, relax with friends, and hold meetings and events—both inside and out. “We're thrilled to see the support and enthusiasm that our community has shown the Campaign for the Commons,” said campaign co-chairs Jess Hayne and Ed McDevitt. “The impact this project will have on our community will be felt for decades to come.”
Having enjoyed full enrollment since opening its doors in 2020, SCH’s Early Childhood Center (ECC), has added 22 new spots and expanded into the Klein Building with newly renovated classrooms. This brings SCH’s ECC enrollment to more than 110 students, 18 months to 4 years old, making it one of the largest of its kind in the area. The Center follows the Reggio Emilia approach—an internationally recognized and respected method of teaching that aligns with SCH’s mission to inspire unbounded curiosity and independent thought in students.
New turf was installed on Landreth and the Class of 2016 fields. #GoBlueDevils!