Campus Expansion - 2012
Groundbreaking- Upper School Humanities Wing
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Community School of Naples broke ground for construction of the Humainities Wing of the Upper School complex on February 9, 2012. This additional 17,000 square feet will include history and English classrooms, writing labs and a general classroom. There will also be a new Student Center, Student Activity Study Area,Student Cafe, two art studios and a photography lab. This addition will liberate areas elsewhere on campus, currently used for classes, for use by our Fine and Performing Arts Departments. The project will increase building space to more than 220,000 square feet.
Click on photo for Groundbreaking Ceremony Slideshow
The funding of the $5,000,000 complex included the largest single philanthropic gift in the history of CSN, and provides funds for endowment to cover annual maintenance.
Excerpt from Opening Comments - Groundbreaking Ceremony
John N. Allen - President, CSN Board of Trustees
"Completing our Upper School to house the humanities has been a Board priority for a number of years and is now made possible through the uncommon generosity of donors who join an impressive tradition of past benefactors who have funded our facilities throughout our history. Each of these philanthropists partnered with the Community School of Naples because they shared the vision and values of this institution. It is fitting that the largest single gift in our school’s history will facilitate construction of classrooms that will house the humanities.
This gift and the resulting building is a confident investment in you, the student and faculty, with the knowledge that your study and contact with history, art, music, philosophy, and literature will enrich your existence, create more useful citizens, and further the values the Community School of Naples holds dear – academic excellence, academic inquiry, civic duty, altruism, charity, civility, compassion and generosity."