A new future for Magnificat High School has been laid out for its students.

School officials announced on Oct. 23 an ambitious plan to raise $7.75 million by 2021 for new science facilities at the private high school for girls on Hilliard Boulevard.

Money will be used to remodel existing space to create The Center for Science Exploration, which will provide students and faculty flexible technology-supported classrooms, said school President Moira Clark. Money also will be used for a new track and field.

The new science classrooms will be designed by Fielding Nair International, a company that specializes in educational architecture, and will cost $4 million. Plans for the athletic complex have not been completed.

The campaign began in a private phase in 2016 when the school built new tennis courts and continued with other projects, including Karnatz Family Field in 2017 and adding air conditioning last summer for the first time in its history, according to a news release from the school.

The school has raised $5.5 million of its target goal. It received a $1 million donation from the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, the school’s founding congregation.

“Magnificat High School is an incredible expression of extending the mission of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary,” Toby Lardie, the president of the organization, said in a news release.

With this project, Clark hopes to better prepare her students for an ever-changing and highly competitive workforce. The school has an enrollment of 700.

“In this 21st century, in order for us to provide the highest-quality educational experience for our students,” she said. “it’s essential that we invest in these things so that we remain at the highest level of education possible.”

Contact this reporter at akamczyc@westlifenews.com or 440-871-5797.

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