Sacred Heart Academy of Hamden recently launched Ever Higher – The Capital Campaign for Sacred Heart Academy at the Up, Up, and Away…Ever Higher kick-off event. “We plan to build a space that will allow us to keep pace with the changing academic climate of the 21st century, and that will enhance the sense of community that is central to our mission,” offered Sister when speaking to the more than 250 attendees. Plans call for a new school center which will become an educational, social, and cultural hub – offering a new student commons, a gallery, and offices for the president, principal, alumnae relations, and admissions, as well as a new main office with enhanced security and safety. The new space will also feature a green roof – also known as a “living roof” – both functional and attractive, a green roof reduces storm water runoff, lowers cooling costs, and is a visible manifestation of Sacred Heart’s commitment to stewardship of the Earth. The 7,500 square foot space was designed by David Thompson Architects (DTA) of New Haven. It has a projected cost of five million dollars and as of the launch – the Academy has $4,380,000 toward the goal from generous donors in the Sacred Heart community and from funds that were saved and invested.
Photo: Director of Mission Advancement/Campaign Director Debbie Camner (Hamden), Capital Cabinet members and current parents Nancy and Stephen LaPointe (Cheshire), and President Sr. Sheila O’Neill, ASCJ, Ph.D., ’71 (Hamden) reviewing plans for the new school center.