As part of the Capital Campaign, STA will build its fourth building to complete the quad, which includes a one story, brick building with four high-tech classrooms and an attached chapel that seats between 150 and 175 people. According to Bone, the chapel section of the building will be named the “St. Joseph Chapel” in commemoration of the constant support of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet at STA. The administration has not yet decided on a name for the entire building.
STA has never had a chapel of this size. Currently, STA’s chapel is located in a classroom-sized room on the first floor of the Music and Arts building that seats about 40 people. This new chapel at STA will allow more classroom space for classrooms with the latest technology (including computer software that will allow students and teachers to communicate with STA’s sister school in Japan), a completion of the quad and an area where parts of the STA community can gather to worship and pray.
The next steps for STA president Nan Bone are to decide on a name for the entire building and to prepare for the ground breaking ceremony, which is scheduled for March 23. So far, STA has raised about $4 million, but Bone hopes to raise $700,000 more by the start of construction in early May.