RICHMOND HILL, ON, Nov. 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Holy Trinity School (HTS) announced today that it will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, November 24 at 7:45 a.m. at 11300 Bayview Ave. to celebrate the grand opening of its expanded learning campus. The innovative new facility equips students with modern tools and complex skills to navigate the rapidly changing world. The mayor of Richmond Hill, Dave Barrow will be in attendance to commemorate the event.
"Shaped by Experience is more than new facilities, it is a campaign that joins our strategic vision and founding principles together," said Helen Pereira-Raso, head of school at HTS. "It provides our teachers with the resources to push boundaries as educators and bring innovative and creative approaches to learning into the classroom," she added.
The enhanced facility includes cutting-edge innovation and design labs intended to promote cross-curricular, collaborative learning, and an interest in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) fields. The labs are equipped with a laser cutter, 3D printers and a large-format printer and cutter to allow students to visualize designs and implement them through to fabrication. The 17,095 square foot expansion also features a centre for music with large music rooms, practice spaces and a dedicated chamber room, as well as flexible learning art studios.
The school's Shaped by Experience fundraising campaign is the most ambitious in its history with a goal of raising $22.9 million to fund the multi-phase construction project. Phase one is now complete and future plans are underway. Future additions include a new open-concept learning commons and atrium, and an expanded health and wellness facility that includes, workout spaces, a dedicated multi-purpose room and a dance studio.
The Shaped by Experience campaign is built on five key themes: Student Learning, Incredible People, Amazing Spaces, Sustainability, Relationships and Reputation. HTS is committed to student life and learning; shaping the arts, creativity and imagination; healthy bodies and minds; and inquiry, innovation and discovery. Through this strategic approach, faculty are equipped with the tools and resources they need to facilitate a well-rounded learning environment that connects to each student personally and nurtures each student's success.
About Holy Trinity School (HTS)
Holy Trinity School (HTS) is a co-educational, independent day school with a current enrollment of 740 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. HTS was established in 1981 in order to provide a safe, structured and supportive environment for students to develop to their full potential - mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Today, HTS is a leading independent school in Canada and accredited by the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS). To learn more visit: https://www.hts.on.ca