Capital Gifts At Work
Capital gifts beyond the annual Westminster Fund support specific programs or objectives, including building and grounds and other capital improvements.
Capital gifts invest in the school’s vision to meet building needs the school cannot pay for out of tuition funds. It is up to you as a current parent or supporter to help ensure that Westminster is here for future generations. Today’s enhancements build for future generations.
What has already been accomplished with capital gifts money?
Your capital gifts helped the school acquire an additional four acres on Wheeler Road to support Lower School and athletic needs, including recess, P.E. and after-school sports; technology and science upgrades at all grade levels, including campus-wide internet and new science equipment for Middle and Upper School science; and, refurbishment of the Middle and Upper School gym. In May 2015, ground was broken on Knox Hall, a 20,000-square-foot building to house a new lunch/commons area, five new classrooms, a technology classroom and a new library, all to serve Middle and Upper School students.
Construction began on Knox Hall, a 20,000-square-foot facility that will sit on the footprint of Building 300 (the administration building built in the early 1970s) in the summer of 2015, due to gifts nearly totaling $3 million dollars from almost 100 Capital Campaign friends. An outpouring of generosity led to the capital campaign goal being met and exceeded in December 2016.
This new campus addition will serve both Middle and Upper School students with a multipurpose student commons area on the first floor that will house our cafeteria and chapel. It will include a more adequately-sized kitchen, a permanent stage in the commons and a space near the entry dedicated to faculty collaboration. This multifunctional first floor will also serve our broader school community as it has the capacity to host school-wide events and performances. It has also been designed as a rental location for CSRA community events, adding another school revenue stream.
The second floor will expand our academic space, adding a large library, four additional classrooms, a technology-rich classroom and a conference room. With these substantial upgrades and the addition of more square feet for our expanding enrollment, this new facility will support our students, faculty and community incredibly well for years and years to come.
Knox Hall Construction Renderings
Knox Hall Groundbreaking | May 5, 2015
The Westminster community gathered together on May 5 to break ground on the new Middle/Upper School commons building and praise God for his faithfulness and generosity to our school. During the ceremony, the official name of the building, Knox Hall, was announced. Demolition and construction of Knox Hall began the summer of 2015.