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What’s Happening on the Nerinx Campus?

Posted on December 2, 2019, by Annie Stevens SL

Lockwood House, now visible from the street, welcomes students, teachers, faculty, family and friends to the changing campus at Nerinx Hall High School.
(Photo by Annie Stevens)

Since the last residents of the St. Louis Loretto Center moved in 2017 and the property was sold to Nerinx Hall, many people have asked, “What’s happening on the Nerinx campus?”

Over the past year, as plans for demolition of the Center building were completed, the Nerinx Board of Directors engaged in strategic planning for both a master campus plan and a capital campaign.

Shown here is an architectural rendering of the new construction that will be located on the south side of Nerinx Hall. The two-story addition will house classrooms and science labs. The new addition construction will follow the realignment of parking and the circle drive on the north side. Construction is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2020.
(Photo by Annie Stevens)

In March, the board approved a school expansion plan which addresses the highest priorities: science labs, more usable classroom space, better learning commons and multipurpose space.

Major donors already are pledging toward new construction even before the official start of the capital campaign.

Project segments will begin in summer 2020 with a realignment of parking and the circle drive on the north side.

Shown here is an architectural rendering of a future addition to Nerinx Hall. By the 2024 centennial year, plans call for a glass-framed multipurpose/dining addition in front of the gym. The stained glass windows from the St. Louis Loretto Center Chapel will be installed in this new facility.
(Photo by Annie Stevens)

This will be followed by construction of a two-story addition for classrooms and science labs on the south side.

By the 2024 centennial year for Nerinx Hall, plans call for a glass-framed multipurpose/dining addition in front of the gym, where the stained-glass windows from the Loretto Center chapel will be installed.

The cornerstones from the Loretto Center and the House of Studies have a new home in the grotto meditation area in the backyard of the Lockwood House.
(Photo by Annie Stevens)

Much attention is being given to the campus green spaces, with preservation of trees, introduction of native shrubs and rain gardens to aid in water retention. 

Lockwood House, newly visible from the street, is a welcoming sight for visitors.

Lockwood House is happily situated among the beautiful fall trees on the Nerinx Hall campus.
(Photo by Annie Stevens)

At the school open house on Nov. 3, more than 340 families of prospective students were greeted at the front porch and ushered into the historical hallways of Nerinx where they saw images of the future the Class of 2024 will help create.

Annie Stevens SL

Annie Stevens SL

Annie, a Sister of Loretto since 2004, loves teaching at Webster University and researching Loretto history. She likes visiting the Missouri Botanical Garden and sharing her flower power photos on Facebook.
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