High School Capital Campaign
New High School Building:Architects have designed a new 63,612 square foot, three-story high school building, which will be constructed to the west of the Daniel Student Life Center, replacing at least six modular buildings. This classroom building will be large enough to eventually accommodate all high school students projected in our long-term strategic plan and will offer collegiate-quality facilities. The proposed design includes 15 classrooms, three science labs, two conference rooms, multiple student gathering areas, high school administrative offices, and a lecture/performance hall with a versatile stage and tiered seating for an audience of 206. Since it will cost significantly less to include a third floor now, one will be built but remain unfinished and flexible to accommodate future needs (classrooms, multi-media center, offices, etc.) and allow us to preserve green space on our campus.
Design and construction of the high school building is estimated at $7,950,000. Other costs include interest on a construction loan (if needed), infrastructure, contingencies, and other miscellaneous expenses associated with the project and campaign. In order to keep project costs reasonable, furniture, fixtures and equipment will be funded through the school’s general operating fund and annual auction
Campaign Update from the Head of School
Although we could break ground on the new building very quickly, we will not begin construction until 100% of the total cost has been committed. With the need to rebuild parts of southeast Texas and Florida as a result of Hurricane Harvey, the demand for construction materials and labor has increased. Thus, the sooner construction can begin, the better the school will fare regarding construction cost and time.
Approximately $5 million in generous gifts and pledges (60% of the needed funds) has been raised. At this time, Woodlands Christian will continue to focus on securing gifts and pledges for the new high school building (payable through April 2020).
If you have not yet met with Mrs. Ambler regarding the vision for the future of Woodlands Christian, please contact her Executive Assistant, (936-273-2555 x1007) to schedule a personal appointment.