In November 2015, we unveiled the 20-year vision for St. John’s—a vision that encompasses both the facilities our students require and a forward-thinking curriculum to secure their success in college and in life. One aspect of the master plan, launched in the fall of 2015, was the new Entrepreneurial Center for Innovation and Social Impact, a one-of-kind, four-year curriculum at the high school level. Built upon the success of our alumni and St. John’s core values of leadership and service, our students have the extraordinary opportunity to further develop their creative and innovative thinking skills.
In May 2017, the first phase of the master plan was completed. The new facilities include the Donatelli Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, a 15,000-square-foot space that includes renovated and expanded professional art studios, classrooms, individual practice rooms, and elevator access; the Cap Mona Family Student Center and Gletner Courtyard, which provide multiple places for our students to gather as a community to create, explore their passions, and put their faith into action; the blackbox theater complex, which encompasses a director’s office, dressing rooms, storage, and the Gene Morrill Black Box Theater for small, intimate rehearsals and performances; and the Lasallian Center for Mission and Ministry, which supports our ever-expanding Christian service and retreat programs with a shared student lounge, conference room, and private offices.
Furthermore, in September 2020, we completed the second phase of the master plan and opened the Center for Performance and Leadership—the capstone to $50 million in new construction over the last decade. This new 80,000 square-foot facility provides space for the Entrepreneurial Center, Cadet Corps Leadership Program, and athletics.
Whether you are a prospective student or an alumnus who graduated several years ago, I invite you to visit our campus and experience firsthand the mission-centered, innovative spirit, and academic excellence that is St. John’s.