Expansion Project Summary and Schedule Milestones


The Cathedral School is in the process of building a new 7,880 square foot addition on the south end of the existing school building. The addition will have three levels. The basement will conceal all of the mechanical equipment and provide badly needed storage space. The terrace (ground) level will include a new 2,700 square foot Library and Media Center. The first floor will include an additional dining/meeting/assembly space and a new Admissions suite. The addition will have an elevator that will provide access to all three levels. Construction of the addition is expected to take approximately 18 months, weather permitting, and be completed during the Spring of 2019.
Interior Renovations 

During the summer of 2017, renovations to the first floor of the school have resulted in two new seminar/conference rooms, a new and relocated reception area, and three new restrooms. The southwest staircase that services all four levels of the existing school building has been enlarged to nearly twice its size.  Two ramps have been installed on the front terrace to make the first floor of the school building accessible. On the terrace level, a new faculty work room has been built and the nurse's office has been renovated.
During the summer of 2018, the maker-space annex was built, the library space (moving to the media center) was re-purposed so that the fifth grade classrooms could be relocated and renovated.  A second eighth grade homeroom, two new learning centers, and a new High School Counseling/Inclusion Office was built.

During the winter of 2018/2019, the building addition will be completed and a temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO) will be secured.  After receipt of the TCO, school personnel and students will move books, furniture, supplies, and equipment into the space to prepare for the grand opening. 

During the Spring of 2019 roadways will receive the final layer of asphalt and the grass gathering area and two trees will be planted.

Expansion Project Renderings

Tour of Library and Media Center

Short Video - Impact of Renovations

Addition Cam - Updated 1/9/19

Excavation Cam

Summer 2017 Completed Construction (Selected Photos)

Summer 2018 Completed Construction (Selected Photos)

Progress Update

January 31, 2019 - update

The addition is substantially complete.   Punch list and clean up work should be completed by mid to late February.

The grass lawn and trees planned for the south end of the addition will be planted in the spring.  The final paving of the roadways will be done in March or April. 
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