St. Joseph Academy has officially started construction on a major addition to our school!
On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Mr. Beadle and our students welcomed the Felician Sisters, our Board of Directors, Mayor Tom Barrett, and 13th District Alderman Terry Witkowski, as well as many supporters and neighbors for a groundbreaking ceremony.
The additional space–including extra classrooms, a community room, and a gym–means that St. Joseph Academy will soon become a cornerstone of our south side neighborhood.
Mr. Beadle said it best during the ceremony: “The expansion will provide us with the room to collaborate. We’ll work with our healthcare neighbors to provide health and wellness services. We’ll provide GED and ELL classes for our parents and neighbors. And we’ll be able to provide expanded after-school care for busy parents.”
After Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony, our guests headed inside for student-led tours of the school. Many visitors asked our students, “Do you like your school?” We’re happy to report that the answer was always yes!
View photos of St. Joseph Academy’s groundbreaking in the photo gallery below.