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Rowland Hall Breaks Ground on Richard R. Steiner Campus

On Friday, April 19, more than 400 members of the Rowland Hall community gathered for the groundbreaking of the Richard R. Steiner Campus, future home of our Middle School and Upper School, as well as a new athletic complex and performing arts center.

Scheduled to open for the 2026–2027 school year, the Steiner Campus will reunite all Rowland Hall students at one location for the first time in four decades and provide welcoming, collaborative, and flexible-use spaces that better support our students’ learning.

The groundbreaking event began with remarks by Mick Gee, head of school, followed by Sarah Lehman, chair of the Board of Trustees, who told attendees, “We are going to break ground and embark on the boldest vision yet: to unite our campus by 2026.”

Reuniting our community has never just been about a new building. Our focus is on providing thoughtfully designed, modern learning spaces that aren’t available at our Lincoln Street Campus—spaces that better support how today’s students learn and that are in line with our school’s extraordinary vision.—Mick Gee, head of school

Students (and sisters!) Zoe Y. (grade 5) and Elle Y. (grade 3) then spoke, wrapping their speech by announcing that it was time to officially break ground. Zoe and Elle joined Mick, Sarah, members of the Steiner family, and school trustees to scoop the first shovelfuls of earth from the lot on which the Steiner Campus will be built.

“The Rowland Hall community has long looked forward to the day when all our students would be reunited at one location,” said Mick about the momentous event. “But reuniting our community has never just been about a new building. Our focus is on providing thoughtfully designed, modern learning spaces that aren’t available at our Lincoln Street Campus—spaces that better support how today’s students learn and that are in line with our school’s extraordinary vision.”

In support of this vision, Developing People the World Needs, the Steiner Campus will include state-of-the-art facilities that support programmatic priorities (including applied mathematics, engineering, environmental and research science, technology, and entrepreneurship) and flexible-use spaces. The campus will also house three centers that emphasize deep learning: a Center for Community Impact, which will educate, empower and inspire students to become agents of positive change, as well as support our commitment to being an indispensable partner to educational institutions, nonprofits, and businesses; a Center for Science, Engineering, and Research, which will feature collaborative science classrooms and a student-led research area; and a Center for Design and Creativity, which will feature maker workshops and a robotics hub. The Steiner Campus will also provide space for an expanded student body, welcoming more students who value the innovative, authentic learning for which Rowland Hall is known.

Want to get involved? Visit Rowland Hall’s capital campaign website to learn more.

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Rowland Hall Breaks Ground on Richard R. Steiner Campus

On Friday, April 19, more than 400 members of the Rowland Hall community gathered for the groundbreaking of the Richard R. Steiner Campus, future home of our Middle School and Upper School, as well as a new athletic complex and performing arts center.

Scheduled to open for the 2026–2027 school year, the Steiner Campus will reunite all Rowland Hall students at one location for the first time in four decades and provide welcoming, collaborative, and flexible-use spaces that better support our students’ learning.

The groundbreaking event began with remarks by Mick Gee, head of school, followed by Sarah Lehman, chair of the Board of Trustees, who told attendees, “We are going to break ground and embark on the boldest vision yet: to unite our campus by 2026.”

Reuniting our community has never just been about a new building. Our focus is on providing thoughtfully designed, modern learning spaces that aren’t available at our Lincoln Street Campus—spaces that better support how today’s students learn and that are in line with our school’s extraordinary vision.—Mick Gee, head of school

Students (and sisters!) Zoe Y. (grade 5) and Elle Y. (grade 3) then spoke, wrapping their speech by announcing that it was time to officially break ground. Zoe and Elle joined Mick, Sarah, members of the Steiner family, and school trustees to scoop the first shovelfuls of earth from the lot on which the Steiner Campus will be built.

“The Rowland Hall community has long looked forward to the day when all our students would be reunited at one location,” said Mick about the momentous event. “But reuniting our community has never just been about a new building. Our focus is on providing thoughtfully designed, modern learning spaces that aren’t available at our Lincoln Street Campus—spaces that better support how today’s students learn and that are in line with our school’s extraordinary vision.”

In support of this vision, Developing People the World Needs, the Steiner Campus will include state-of-the-art facilities that support programmatic priorities (including applied mathematics, engineering, environmental and research science, technology, and entrepreneurship) and flexible-use spaces. The campus will also house three centers that emphasize deep learning: a Center for Community Impact, which will educate, empower and inspire students to become agents of positive change, as well as support our commitment to being an indispensable partner to educational institutions, nonprofits, and businesses; a Center for Science, Engineering, and Research, which will feature collaborative science classrooms and a student-led research area; and a Center for Design and Creativity, which will feature maker workshops and a robotics hub. The Steiner Campus will also provide space for an expanded student body, welcoming more students who value the innovative, authentic learning for which Rowland Hall is known.

Want to get involved? Visit Rowland Hall’s capital campaign website to learn more.

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