Sacred Heart School ( www.sacredheartkingston.com), a private, Catholic, co-educational school for students in preschool through grade 12, has begun construction of their new Science and Innovation Center that reflects their commitment to the School’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) initiative.
Phase I of the project will be completed over the summer and will be ready for the start of the 2014-2015 school year. It will include a new Biology Lab with afully functioning greenhouse, a new Physical Science lab, as well as a prep room with equipment for sterilization and refrigeration and a common space for faculty.. An expanded Computer Science Lab will offer in-depth computer skills lessons beyond the integration of iPad technology that is used in the classroom on a daily basis. Phase II is scheduled for completion during the school year and will include a new Earth and Space Sciences Lab that will also be used by the school’s new Astronomy club, a state-of-the-art Physics Lab will round out the renovations.
Ai3 Architects of Wayland MA have created the design of the Center and the Laboratories. Acella Construction of Norwell, MA has been selected as the Construction Manager for the $1 million project.
Sacred Heart School has been working with the Science Department at Bridgewater State University to review the STEAM curriculum and create an environment that will allow students to seamlessly move from the Sacred Heart School into a University Science Program. The Science and Innovation Center will also include the newly renovated Observatory on the school campus for students to study Astronomy.
“It is exciting to begin construction on our Science and Innovation Center. Everything will be modern and create an environment that fosters discovery, innovation and learning,” said President Pamela Desmarais. “Our affiliation with Bridgewater State University provides our students with the information and education they need to pursue higher learning and careers in these important fields.”
About Sacred Heart School
Sacred Heart is a private,
co-educational Catholic school system, which provides educational opportunities
for students throughout southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod, from preschool
through grade 12. As a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Divine Providence, Sacred
Heart School strives to inspire minds, define character and encourage
responsible leadership through a curriculum that prepares students to pursue
knowledge throughout their lives. The
school provides students with a strong
liberal arts curriculum, and integrates technology into the hands of students
with its One to One iPad Program. Sacred Heart also offers extensive athletic,
arts and extra-curricular activities for students. Founded in 1947, the school underwent a governance
change in July 2011, incorporating the Sacred Heart Schools in Kingston, MA as
Sacred Heart School System, Inc. This new structure was implemented to assure
the continuation of academic excellence of the Sacred Heart Schools for the
future, as well as the Catholic mission and the religious community traditions.
The school system serves students on a beautiful, expansive campus on Route 80
that includes three school buildings, a central administrative office, and
athletic fields and facilities. Sacred Heart School welcomes students of all
faiths and diverse backgrounds. The school prides itself in a commitment to
developing the whole student, offering an independent school atmosphere and
top-tier academics. Pamela Desmarais serves as the school’s President. The
Sacred Heart campus is located at 251-399 Bishops Highway, Kingston, MA 02364.
For additional information about the school, please visit
www.sacredheartkingston.com or call 781-585-7511.