Accomplishments and Initiatives Since 2014

Here are the highlights of major accomplishments and initiatives undertaken by the school since 2014:

Program Review and Curricular Changes:
  • New daily academic schedule that gives older students increased flexibility and control over their education through a class schedule that more closely aligns with what they will experience in college. 
  • Launch of new elective courses in engineering, journalism, personal finance, computer science, and philosophy.
  • Update to the history curriculum, with US history now taught in the fourth form and boys selecting from an array of history electives in the fifth form and sixth form. 
  • Creation of a new wholeness program that includes one-off events as well as programming every Saturday morning. 

Facilities
  • Walker Building Revitalization
    • Transfer of William H. White, Jr. Library to Reynolds Family Learning Commons, site for more than 100 years of the school’s dining room
    • Creation of a student center on Community Street that includes an expanded and remodeled Fir Tree, Student Store, Post Office, and game room.
    • The first ever family-sized residence on Walker Building
  • Hanes Hall
    • Conversion into a dorm for 60 boys
    • Home of the school’s largest common room, which is also suitable for form meetings or special events
    • Creation of a new family-sized residence on the dorm.
  • Faculty Housing 
    • Construction of two large, new duplexes to house families and long-serving faculty.
    • Construction of a new stand-along family residence near the outdoor pool.
    • Complete renovations of six family homes built in the 1960s.

Athletics

  • Expansion of athletics and afternoon activities
    • Mountain Biking added as a varsity sport 
      • Head Coach Nolan LaVoie and Efose Oriaifo ’17 recognized with National Interscholastic Cycling Association’s Extraordinary Courage Award in 2017.
    • Climbing added as a varsity sport
    • Expanded off-season sports opportunities in several sports.
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