The Imagine The Possibilities
capital campaign to acquire the woodland property is a community-wide effort to better position the school and church for the next fifty years and beyond. The acquisition of the three acre property next door is the most critical and urgent aspect of our future development.
It is the foundation upon which Saint Andrew’s will envision the next phase of our growth and Imagine The Possibilities
for the future. The campaign has the strong support of the Saint Andrew's Joint Executive Committee made up of Erik Carlson, Head of School; Rev. Channing Smith, Rector; Mark Hary, President, Board of Trustees and Ann Wright, Senior Warden. We are grateful for the enthusiasm and dedication of the Co-Chairs of the Campaign Sue Ramar and Steve Kottmeier.
Our school’s mission to educate the whole student, our church ministries, and our community are healthy and strong. We are well positioned to take advantage of good fortune when it presents itself, as is the case today. We have a new opportunity before us to purchase the adjacent property and expand our campus, which will open up a plethora of possibilities for the future of Saint Andrew’s. Our unique community and our school’s academic excellence has been made possible by the forethought of our founding members whose ongoing efforts to expand have provided the facilities and land that we currently occupy. However, even now, space is in high demand. Our school and church have maximized the use of every available room. Today, we are presented with a singular and urgent possibility to build on the history of Saint Andrew’s founding members as well as resolve our need for additional space. The opportunity to purchase the neighboring three-acre property has presented itself to us.
Acquiring the adjacent property provides immediate opportunities for program enhancement and will enable Saint Andrew’s to develop a new vision for an expanded campus measuring over ten acres.The peaceful surrounding of the oak woodland as part of our Saint Andrew’s grounds will strengthen character development and will also set us apart from other schools located in more urban surroundings by providing spaces for outdoor learning where creativity and invention come alive, and moments of reflection and contemplation are encouraged. By adding the dimension of outdoor learning spaces and acquiring more room to grow, our school will be better positioned to sustain full enrollment, will increase our appeal to the community, and will accommodate enhancement of educational programs without increasing class size.