Community School recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Centennial Arts Center. Parents, alumni, faculty and friends gathered for a brief ceremony and first look at the new wing, as Head of School Matthew Gould, Board President John Stroup and Centennial Campaign Chair Mark Schnuck cut the ceremonial blue ribbon.
The 19,300 square foot Centennial Arts Center has an auditorium with seating for 500 as well as classrooms to support the school’s Integrated Arts Education program. Drama, art, music, band, a multi-purpose room and small break-out rooms provide ample space for faculty and students to learn and create. A state-of-the-art lighting and sound system complement the performance space, which has already hosted two major theatrical productions.
Gould stated, “This amazing new space enables us to truly highlight our magnificent performing arts, fine arts, and public speaking programs, as well as special events, weekly assemblies and daily group activities.”
Construction on the $4 million project began in June 2013 and was completed in April, running throughout the school’s yearlong 100th anniversary celebration. S. M. Wilson was the project’s general contractor and Forum Studio was the architect.
Photo caption: (l-r) Head of School Matthew Gould, Campaign Chair Mark Schnuck and Board President John Stroup cut the ribbon for Community School’s new Centennial Arts Center.