the 50th Anniversary Campaign
Cistercian's 50th Anniversary Campaign, the most ambitious capital campaign in the school's history, was launched in the spring of 2007. As of April 2012, Cistercian has raised $15 million in cash and pledges, the goal of the campaign.
The Campaign was launched to expand and renovate the school's original two buildings, both constructed in the mid-sixties, which house the sixteen Middle and Upper School classrooms. The expansion and renovation of the Upper School were completed in September 2008, and the Middle School renovations were completed in August 2009.
The next facet of the Campaign was to retire debt related to the acquisition of 20 acres of land that were purchased to insulate the school and abbey from development to the east, just as the campus is protected on all other sides. The land provides Cistercian with the flexibility to add an eastern entrance in the future, which may become necessary with the expansion of State Highway 114.
Another goal was to increase the school's endowment by $1.3 million.
The Campaign's Final Phase includes the construction of an Entrance Building, which will create a defined entrance for the school. The building will hold a receptionist area, administrative offices, a well-ventilated sick room, a board/seminar room, a student commons area that will highlight the school's heritage & a student chapel. Construction is now in progress.
Continue: The Final Phase