||Many visitors to Saint James are struck by the beauty of the campus and its buildings, and alumni often comment on the improvements that have been made to the campus over the last twenty years. The School is proud of its historic campus but recognizes that the changing needs of its community require ongoing improvements and additions. These new buildings and campus improvements have not been paid for with income from tuition or with donations to the Annual Fund. Capital improvements are funded through donations specifically solicited for each project.
Saint James is deeply grateful to the many donors who gave so generously to the $25 million capital campaign which successfully concluded in December 2010. The Campaign provided funds for the Biggs Student Center, The Barbara J. Fulton classroom building, the ’59-’60 House (faculty housing), the Schurz Terrace, an expanded and remodeled school store, and an increase to our scholarship endowment.
Capital projects completed since 2010 have included the installation of two turf athletic fields, construction of a new baseball field, two new lacrosse fields, and the “Circle Project,” which defined and improved the student circle at the center of campus.
The School has identified two major capital projects needed to improve campus facilities:
Architectural designs are currently being solicited and reviewed for both projects, and we are hopeful that donors will be forthcoming to support these important projects.
- A New Music and Arts Center, to include new music classrooms, new choir facilities, a new art studio, and a small performance venue.
- Expansion and renovation of the Alumni Hall athletic facility.