Restore The Rec

Rec

Known to the SCH community as "the Rec," this building was built in 1884 and originally served as the Inn’s stable for the horses belonging to hotel guests. Today it serves as our performing arts venue and is home to the Players' productions. The Rec is located on Valley Green Road. 

Parking: Visitors should park in the Inn Lot and walk down West Springfield Avenue to the Rec (or use surround street parking).

Restore the Rec WRT Rendering (Phase III of Capital Campaign)

Dear sch Community, 

In 1974 with more than 1,000 man-hours, the cast, crew, directors, and orchestra of The Fantasticks addressed years of neglect and brought The Rec to life. Through their efforts, an old stable turned badminton facility was converted to a performing arts center, to be used for Players productions, Boy Choir musicals, graduations, holiday assemblies, and alumni art shows. Today, The Rec continues to be one of our community’s most cherished spaces - providing a transformational home and creative space for our students seeking theatrical and performing arts experiences.

For nearly 50 years, The Rec has faithfully served its purpose. But this 135-year old facility is showing its age and requires substantial renovation and updating to ensure it can continue as a valued part of the school's history.

To accomplish this goal, we need to raise $5 million dollars to renovate, reconstruct, update and reinvigorate The Rec so that the Players and student body alike can utilize it as a multi-use and multi-functional creative space. The updated space will build on its rich legacy to provide future generations of students the best possible space that is most deserving of this transformational, award-winning, performing arts program.

This fundraising effort is in honor of the Players family of current and past cast, crew, and directors.

Caroline Estey King P’17, P’19
Barry Shannon ’70
Restore The Rec Campaign Chairs

CHA production of Oklahoma 1966

double your gift!

Now is the time to give. All gifts, up to $25,000, will be matched by former Players President Bruce Whelihan ’60. This generous match means you’ll have the chance to double your impact with a gift to Restore the Rec. 

The campaign goal for The Rec is $6.6 million and the SCH community has raised $2.1 million. Please consider making a donation of any level to support SCH's love of theater, performance, and a multi-purpose gathering place for our growing community to come together. 

I am personally committed to getting the Players back in the Rec as soon as possible. Your support can help the Players of today and tomorrow ’Return to the Rec.’ To help make this a reality, I will match all contributions up to $25,000 each.

Bruce Whelihan | Class of 1960

Restore the Rec Campaign for SCH Academy 2021

The Rec Campaign Committee