.

St. Margaret's to Break Ground on New Middle School in August

"Building the Middle School is the last major step in completing the Campus Master Plan envisioned a decade ago," say school officials.

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in San Juan Capistrano. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in San Juan Capistrano. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
A letter to parents from St. Margaret's Episcopal School from Head of School William N. Moseley and Board Chairman Jason A. Weiss:

We are thrilled to announce that the much anticipated promise of a new, state-of-the-art Middle School will be realized within the next year. In August 2014, we plan to break ground on the new Middle School at the northwest corner of campus adjacent to the Performing Arts Center. Construction will take approximately one year and we anticipate opening the new facility in August 2015, for the start of the 2015-2016 school year.

Building the Middle School is the last major step in completing the Campus Master Plan envisioned a decade ago. This extraordinary growth and development for our school is only possible because of the faithful support and unwavering trust of so many St. Margaret’s families who have participated generously in the Legacy and Building on the Promise capital campaigns. A significant amount of donations for the Middle School were made recently by a small group of leadership donors. While this successful fundraising secures the financial stability of the project and enables the Board of Trustees to move forward with construction, additional financial support is necessary to complete the Middle School as envisioned.

To each and every one of these families, we are forever grateful for your generosity, partnership and love of St. Margaret’s. This new Middle School campus will be a center for growth and innovation providing new resources and infrastructure to fully support the leading, 21st-century Middle School academic program, and the exceptional teaching and learning of our faculty and students. This is an exciting day for St. Margaret’s Episcopal School. Today, we fulfill a longstanding promise to our community, yet there is important work ahead. Over the next 12 months, we will witness this world-class educational center rise from the ground signifying our ongoing commitment to always grow, to set the bar high and reach higher, and to be satisfied with nothing less than excellence for our students. We look forward with confidence and enthusiasm that together we will continue to advance St. Margaret’s Episcopal School as one of the leading independent schools in the nation.

Dawn Urbanek June 06, 2014 at 01:13 AM
$6,500 base grant.
Dawn Urbanek June 06, 2014 at 01:13 AM
$273 supplemental grant
Dawn Urbanek June 06, 2014 at 01:14 AM
Total ADA $6,773.00
Dawn Urbanek June 06, 2014 at 01:16 AM
By any measure this does not open the school doors 180 day, does not adequately pay teachers and does not provide clean , safe classrooms and adequate staffing. But I guess the sacrifice is worth it if we get a Bullet Train from no where to no where.
Dawn Urbanek June 06, 2014 at 01:17 AM
And it certaintly does not cover 10% of a districts budget that must now go to teacher pensions.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »