We are solving multiple problems that have been recognized by our students, faculty and staff, parents, and other members of our community.
Sr. Jane Meyer, O.P. Hall
Our campus opened with a student body of 400. Our auditorium holds limited capacity to serve current and future needs for Mass, assemblies, and performing arts. Space and code issues present us with limitations on virtually all school-wide gatherings. For example, with a capacity under 1,000, it is a challenge to invite anyone beyond our students, faculty, and staff to Mass and other campus-wide events.
Our girls work together! They are resilient in their search for a place to collaborate and relax. In 2011, St. Agnes students requested a student lounge and social area. Our school is a second home for our students, and we want them to feel as though they have a place here.
Our current stage will transform into an intimate environment for our actors with the Arthur W. Buckley Theatre, giving theater students a new classroom as well as a smaller venue for performance.
Jamieson Family Dance Studio
The current dance studio on the Bellaire campus is suitable for ten dancers. This space now doubles as an office for two, a costume closet, and home to 44 dancers and three sub-teams. With the growth of our dance team, the need for space has become a challenge. Dance classes regularly negotiate gym space with our indoor athletics teams before and after school. This multi-purpose studio will also have the flexibility to provide additional space for large gatherings.
We currently have a temporary building on campus because we have exhausted our classroom space, even with imaginative our imaginative scheduling. The plan allows for a new health classroom, a speech and debate classroom, and practice rooms for students involved in public speaking and mock trial.
With this new initiative, SAA has already completed this step, adding approximately 140 parking spaces. Coordinating student transportation and parking adds undue hardship and frustration to our day-to-day operation. On a landlocked campus, we are pleased parking is no longer a great challenge.