Plans for the Addition to League School of Greater Boston Are Moving Forward

The League School of Greater Boston is pleased to be able to offer a look at its new campus in these renderings provided by the school’s architect, Albert O. Fine of Boston. (Mr. Fine was the architect for the current League School building which was built in 1999 as well).

They show the school’s expanded new campus which includes an additional 20,000 square feet to its main building and another 5,000 square feet to the school’s residential independent living center. Rendering I shows the entire campus with both buildings beautifully anchoring each side of it. The second rendering focuses in on the main building, which will house new classrooms, tutorial rooms, a computer center, a library, a vocational center, larger music and art classrooms and individual offices for staff and administrators. Rendering 3 depicts the school’s new independent living center building which will have individual living areas for every student in its residences. “We are excited about this project,” said Dr. Frank Gagliardi, League School’s executive director. “After careful consideration and strong planning, we are now able to proceed with the next phase in our building program,” added Dr. Gagliardi.

According to Paul Oricchio, League School’s director of development, the development and public relations committee of the school’s board of directors is hard at work getting fundraising efforts off the ground. A steering committee is being formed which will include members of the board but which will remain separate in order to more effectively oversee the day-to-day activities of the campaign.

The first solicitation phase will begin in two weeks on April 22nd. It will include asking for three-year pledges from our School Family – which includes board members, current parents and grandparents, and employees. 100% participation, admittedly an ambitious goal, will be targeted as corporations and foundations and the general community will look to the people who are most closely associated to the school to take the lead and show how important the new school program is to them. “It is very important we demonstrate full support internally, before we go outside,“ said Paul Oricchio. “It will show everyone what our school means to us, and past campaigns have shown that we can expect to get much more external support for our efforts once this demonstrated internal commitment is in place.”

Initial estimates suggest that the total project could end up costing over $10 million, and every dollar the school can raise privately will reduce both its short and long-term debt.

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