Lancaster Catholic High School recently completed a strategic planning process involving school leaders and stakeholders that carefully considered the needs and challenges that we face as we look to the future. The plan articulated a bold vision that will serve to have Lancaster Catholic take its place among the nation’s premier Catholic schools by completely transforming our cherished, but tired, building. Most important among these is the need to create attractive spaces to enhance the student experience and learning environment.
As Catholic High celebrates our tenth decade we are well-positioned to transform our School to meet the challenges of our second century. While honoring tradition, we must be innovative as we prepare today’s students to meet 21st Century challenges. This is what drives the campaign’s investments in both educational programs and in our physical space. The improvements will support our efforts to deliver excellence in education with facilities that enhance our program with the goal of becoming the school of choice for students and families in our local community.
We need to address the age and deteriorating condition of the 90-year-old buildings we know and love. Major mechanical and electrical systems need to be upgraded throughout the building, as well as renovating classrooms in order to fully support students as 21st Century learners. Additionally, we will modernize the cafeteria space, build a brand-new auditorium, and create a STEM Innovation Center to support new curricular programs including engineering and biomedical sciences.