Bishop Ireton Academic Wing to Open in November

The academic center will include an expanded cafeteria, media center and learning commons, STEM labs, additional classrooms and collaborative learning spaces.

 

The new academic center at Bishop Ireton High School will include expanded cafeteria, media center and learning commons, STEM labs, additional classrooms and collaborative learning spaces. (Courtesy photo)

Bishop Ireton High School will look completely different in November. That’s when their new 40,000 square academic wing, which has been under construction for the last six months, is expected to be finished.

“The new 40,000 square foot Academic Center is part of a comprehensive campus revitalization to modernize facilities, expand academic and co-curricular offerings, and give us greater capacity to continue to attract students and families committed to Catholic education,” Dr. Thomas Curry, Head of School, told The Zebra.

ICYMI: Bishop Ireton Begins Construction on a New Modern Academic Wing

An Oblate faculty house stood on the site prior to its demolition in the summer of 2017 to make way for the new building. The last time a major construction project was done at Bishop Ireton was the auditorium and additional classrooms in the mid-1990s after Bishop Ireton went co-ed.

The Academic Center will have: 

  • A science and technology wing and engineering/robotics lab
  • A learning commons area that will include a library and media center
  • A dining and events hall that is nearly triple the size of the current cafeteria

Renovations also include: 

  • A refreshed front entry plaza with additional parking and enhanced security
  • An auxiliary gym with new fitness and training rooms
  • Art studios, campus ministry center, and school store.
The new Bishop Ireton High School academic center. (Courtesy rendering)

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