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St. John the Baptist Catholic School

  Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) recently completed a second story build out of St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Jordan, Minnesota—a middle school originally built by AP back in 2004 that included a shelled space on the second floor. The 13,000-square-foot expansion project included eight new classrooms, breakout rooms, a science lab, media

Central Catholic High School

  Central Catholic High School has had a profound impact in San Antonio, Texas, since its founding more than 160 years ago. Over a century and a half, the school has educated seven generations of graduates from their historic building on North St. Mary’s. Since 2013 and the launch of the school’s Capital Campaign, the

Woodland Christian School

  Building God’s Way and Hilbers, Inc. recently completed the new performing arts theater at Woodland Christian School in Woodland, California. This new state-of-the-art theater will seat up to 530 people and features a 1,000+ square foot stage with backstage prep area and dressing rooms, an upper balcony/mezzanine level, and a large lobby gathering space

Mother Mary Lange Elementary School

  Construction is under way for the new $28.5 million Mother Mary Lange Elementary School in Baltimore. JMT Architecture is providing architectural and interior design services for the 520-student school, the first new K-8 Catholic school in Baltimore City in more than 50 years. The school is named for Mother Mary Lange, a pioneer in

Des Moines Christian School

  Des Moines Christian School’s new, two-story Center for Excellence in Urbandale, Iowa, added more early education (preschool) and K-12 classrooms; band, choir and practice rooms; an art room; and three STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) rooms. At its core is a 10,000-square-foot multipurpose auditorium/gymnasium with a concessions area. Helping to Optimize Learning

Desert Christian Schools

  Desert Christian Schools in Tucson, Arizona, is an independent, inter-denominational Christian covenant school partnering with parents who desire to see their children raised “…in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4). Desert Christian was founded in 1986 on Tucson’s eastside as a high school and has since grown to include a second

Fundraising Success Is in the (Trash) Bag

  Every year, schools are faced with the need for fundraising for different activities and programs for their school. St. Elizabeth Catholic School in Kansas City, Missouri, has found one of the best fundraisers for their school. For over 35 years, St. Elizabeth has held a trash bag fundraiser and raised thousands of dollars each

Traders Point Christian High School

  As part of the new Academic and Campus Master Plan, Traders Point Christian High School in Whitestown, Indiana, opened its new 32,705-square-foot academic facility. The overall design of the building centers around collaborative learning that takes place beyond the traditional classroom environment. TURNERBATSON provided the design services for this innovative project. This facility provides

Carmel Christian School

  As a college preparatory school, the primary goal at Carmel Christian School in Charlotte, North Carolina, is to help students achieve academic excellence while helping them grow in discernment with the foundation of a Christian worldview that will impact not only the rest of their lives, but also other lives for eternity. From the

Grace Christian School

  Founded as a church-affiliated primary school, Grace Christian School in Blacklick, Ohio, started with a growth plan that would require them to double the size of their existing space over the course of eight years. The success of this plan led them to Keiser Design Group for help with creating a middle school facility

Kalamazoo Christian School

  Challenge The Kalamazoo Christian School Association (KCSA) in Kalamazoo, Michigan, wished to re-envision how education was delivered to their 5th to 8th grade students. This important transitional period in a child’s education was hampered by aged facilities, and there was a physical disconnect from other amenities. KCSA’s long-term strategy included consolidating operations into the

Village Christian School

  As one of the school’s biggest projects in 25 years, this three-tiered project included converting an existing gymnasium into a multi-purpose performing arts venue and developing two new facilities: a Performing Arts Annex, including a black box theater, and an Athletic Training Facility. The pavilion included lobby and building façade renovation, as well as

Upgrading Your Auditorium

Founded at the dawn of the 20th century, St. Thomas High School is the oldest college preparatory high school in Texas. The campus, ranked by the Houston Press as one of the city’s most architecturally beautiful, spans multiple interconnected buildings, including Cemo Auditorium, built in 2002 and recently treated to an AV systems upgrade. The

John Curtis Christian School

Construction was completed for the John Curtis Christian School – New Educational Complex located on the Lower School Campus in River Ridge, Louisiana. The project serves as a replacement for two previously demolished original buildings, which were damaged during hurricanes Katrina and Gustov. The new two-story, 26,000-square-foot facility offers 14 new classrooms to the campus,

Lab Equipment That Enhances Learning

A new school with a fresh new approach to learning, St. Anthony Catholic School in Madison, Mississippi, needed a science lab with equipment and furnishings as innovative as the school’s hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum. With less than one year until opening day, Principal Angela Brunini turned to Sheldon Labs to create that lab. “In their initial

Centralized System Brings Consistency Between Schools

The Challenge In July 2017, the Diocese of Erie launched the Erie Catholic School System as part of Building in Truth and Love, the comprehensive plan for diocesan schools in Erie, Pennsylvania. The new system renewed focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) across the curriculum through new science labs, improved access to technology,

Ames Christian School

The Ames Christian School in Ames, Iowa, came into being through the efforts of building contractors and the volunteer labor of many of the student’s families. Pressed for space in their existing location, the school recognized the need to provide a new facility for their students that would be more conducive to learning. Current needs,

Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep

Cristo Rey Dallas College Preparatory School provides a unique educational opportunity and experience for their students located in Pleasant Grove. Through industry leader and local business partnerships, Cristo Rey Dallas students have the opportunity to participate in a corporate work study program from their freshman to senior year. Through real-world learning experiences, students will gain

Unity Christian High School

When this project was conceived, the goal was to achieve a thermally efficient, durable, functional and attractive structure that would also provide a high level of safety to the local community. Kerkstra Precast worked with Unity Christian staff with plant visits over many years. They also worked with GMB Architecture and Engineering on design ideas

Gilbert Christian School

Gilbert Christian High School is a two-story, above-ground building with a basement. The enclosed building area totals about 70,400 square feet. The Greek-style architectural facade of the building is mixed with Corinthian accents to create a unique building in the surrounding area. The school is clad with only two components: a custom Arizona thin brick

Making the Shift to Artificial Turf

Jackson Christian in Jackson, Tennessee, has launched construction of an artificial turf installation on the newly named Southern Capital Field at Ronnie Fowler Stadium. Founded in 1976, Jackson Christian is a private, college preparatory school located in Jackson, Tennessee. With an enrollment of more than 840 students, the school offers programs for infants through 12th

Grace Christian School

A year and a half after breaking ground, Grace Christian School in Millgrove, Ontario, opened its doors last September – right in time for the new school year. The brand-new school is the result of an amalgamation between Burlington’s John Calvin Christian School and Flamborough’s Covenant Christian School, which was demolished to make way for

Resurfacing School Track

By Carolyn Mitchell How’s life in the fast lane? Much more colorful these days for student runners at Knoxville Catholic High since Competition Athletic Surfaces resurfaced the school’s track with alternating lanes of green and gold. The two-color renovation demonstrates the Chattanooga company’s willingness to attempt untried assignments, collaborate with suppliers to accommodate customers’ budgets

Bethany Christian Schools

Goshen, Indiana Sometimes what can’t be seen is as important as what can be seen. In the case of Bethany Christian Schools launching a large-scale improvement project to its facility, roof and mechanicals, the external benefits won’t be nearly as obvious as the long-term savings and the educational opportunities created. Bethany Christian Schools, along with

Central Catholic High School

Portland, Oregon Central Catholic High School’s first wing was built in 1939. Since then, a succession of additions filled out the urban four-block site, and CCHS transformed from a 1,000-male student body to a vibrant 800-student co-ed population. A few years ago, the school challenged Bora Architects to develop a plan to modernize the building

Principia School

Hastings+Chivetta Architects has completed a 29,738-square-foot renovation to the library at Principia School, a pre-K-12 boarding school located in suburban St. Louis, Missouri. The firm served as architect, interior designer, and construction administrator. Hastings+Chivetta has a close partnership with the school, having completed 12 projects on campus in the past 10 years. Within the library

Valley Christian Schools Save Time & Money, Gain Efficiency

A school district that regularly graduates 100% of its students, with 98% continuing onto college, would seemingly have it all together. And while Valley Christian Schools boasted those staggering academic successes, it also struggled with an inefficient grading system, manual, time-consuming processes, inconsistent information for students, and parent frustration due to delayed and inconsistent reporting.

St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School

BBS Architects, Landscape Architects and Engineers has completed the $2.08 million redesign and renovation of the 8,200-square-foot library at St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip, New York. BBS served as architect; interior and furniture designer; mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineer; and technology consultant. The scope of construction work included the

Ten Tips on Selecting a Janitorial Cart

A well-organized and properly designed janitorial cart can make the custodian’s job easier, safer, and more effective, while improving productivity. For cleaning contractors and facility managers, improving worker productivity often means work gets done faster and janitorial workers can attend to more cleaning tasks, such as those addressed only if time allows. According to Dennis

Buying Tables for Your Lunchroom

Cafeteria tables offer large capacity support for school or dining facility use, with strong steel frames, smooth laminate tabletop finish, protective edging and many styles fold for easy storage. Folding cafeteria tables have casters to enable convenient mobility and the folding portion at the center of the tabletop has added support built into the frame.

Lake Mead Christian Academy

Lake Mead Christian Academy is a private faith-based K-12 located in Henderson, Nevada. The first phase of this multi-phased project included 47,000 square feet containing 19 secondary classrooms, 6 early education classrooms and 13 offices for administration, technology, and teachers/faculty. The new multiple-purpose room seats 300 cafeteria style and is a flexible space that can