Good news for Nardin Academy, which is composed of an all-girls high school and Montessori Elementary School. Ground was officially broken on their Cleveland Avenue campus thanks to a $3.5 million expansion project that will add 22,000 square feet, 11,000 square feet per school, to the facility. Interestingly enough, it is the first expansion project the school has received since 1964.
The school received the money as a gift through Angelo and Carol Fatta, whose generous lead gift spearheaded the project.
After administrators, students and parents determined that dance, music, and the fine arts would benefit from new facilities, the school approached Schneider Design Architects. The high school will receive a new orchestra room, music department, fine arts classrooms, and a new guidance department.
The elementary school will receive a new dance studio, music department, foreign language classroom, and student support services wing.
The design is meant to compliment the neighborhood and already existing school façade.
(Montessori Elementary dance studio.)
(High school art studio)
(Cover photo left to right: Campaign Chair Brian Brady; Carol Demme Fatta (’62); Tom Keenan, Board of Trustees; Marsha Joy Sullivan (at podium); Clare Thompson; Sara Gianfagna, Class of 2010; Fr. James F. Joyce, S.J.)