ONE. TOGETHER. THE CAMPAIGN FOR ST. MICHAEL'S
It’s an exciting time to be at St. Michael’s!
Let’s Open the Doors! St. Michael’s Assembly Hall.
The St. Michael’s Board of Directors and Head of School, Robert E. Gregg III, are ready to move forward with the final phase of the ONE.TOGETHER. Capital Campaign: The Assembly Hall.
The Assembly Hall will be the center point of the Campus, the place for students to attend chapel, performances, presentations, and music and art classes. Seating in this space may be arranged to face the stage or rotated towards a sweeping wall of colored glass with a defined cross, which serves as a reminder of the School’s mission and values.
The generous philanthropic support of the St. Michael’s community has provided what we enjoy today: a breath-taking 70-acre Campus with remarkable facilities complementing our unparalleled Lower and Middle School education programs. We are thankful for those who have already demonstrated their commitment to the ONE.TOGETHER Capital Campaign. As the campaign enters its final phase, the School’s Board of Directors and leadership will continue to seek support from the community to join one another to “Open the Doors” of the Assembly Hall.
We look forward to what we will accomplish together.
The Assembly Hall (10,960 sq. ft.) includes:
• A performing arts space large enough to comfortably accommodate the School’s needs for weekly chapel services, performing arts and dining.
• Art room filled with natural light and equipped with a kiln, as well as a gallery space
• Music room with modern acoustics and sufficient storage
• Patio for special events
Not only will the Assembly Hall be the center point of the campus, it will be the center point of activity for all St M students. At the present, our all-school gatherings have either been outside (Blessing of the Backpacks) or in the gym (Lower School Christmas pageant, graduation and Mr. Gregg’s installation). The need for an indoor gathering space is more evident than ever! We envision students in this beautifully planned building surrounded by a loving community that embodies our motto of “Knowledge and Love of God.”
The W. E. and Dale Harman Singleton Campus
W. E. and Dale Harman Singleton’s gift of land in 2004 provided St. Michael’s with a new direction. Extensive planning and the generous philanthropy of many charted the course for the development of a new campus for St. Michael’s Episcopal School. Singleton Hall (grades sixth-eighth) and the Ellen Passmore Athletic Center opened in 2008. Then, following extensive feasibility studies and in fulfillment of the 2013-2017 Strategic Plan, St. Michael’s Board of Directors resolved to “move” the Lower School to the Singleton Campus. More than a move and more than new buildings, this resolution made it possible for the School to operate again as a ONE campus school.
The ONE.TOGETHER. Capital Campaign provides the resources (existing assets, well-structured debt and philanthropic support) necessary to realize the Campus plan. The new Lower School, named Hubbard Hall in honor of the legacy of leadership by St. Michael’s fifth head of school, Edgar O. Hubbard III, opened in August 2018. Faculty and students engage in and flourish from cross-division work, increased teacher collaboration, all-school chapels and programs, and the return of special traditions such as kindergarten and eighth-grade Lunch Buddies.
The final piece of the ONE.TOGETHER. Capital Campaign is the Assembly Hall, the center point of the Singleton Campus and the center point of activity. With enthusiasm, expectancy and working TOGETHER, faculty and staff, parents and grandparents ensure the success of the ONE.TOGETHER. Campaign, realizing and knowing that what made St. Michael’s the School it is today remains at the center.