In just under a year of construction, Lincoln Academy has added two new buildings to its campus, and with these buildings made the biggest changes to the campus footprint since the school’s founding in 1801.
On April 17, 2015 Lincoln Academy will cut the ribbon on those two new buildings: the Cable-Burns Applied Technology Center and the Residence Hall.
“The Ribbon Cutting and Open House are a chance for the entire community to share our excitement about the new spaces,” says Lincoln Academy Head of School David Sturdevant. “These new spaces offer limitless possibilities not only for our students, but for our friends and neighbors as well. We look forward to hosting the community for evening or weekend classes, guest lectures, and receptions in the common room of the Residence Hall. The events on April 17 are the first, but certainly not the last, opportunity for the public to visit these new buildings.”
In the early afternoon Lincoln Academy will host a small Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for donors and special guests. The keynote speaker for this ceremony will be Senator Angus King. Later that day, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, the public is invited for tours of both buildings led by students and faculty.
Construction crews are currently putting the finishing touches on the two new buildings, which are very close to completion despite the extreme winter. Boarding students and resident faculty moved into the Residence Hall in late February, and classes will begin this spring in ATEC.
“There will still be site work going on all summer,” says Sturdevant, “But that will mostly involve landscaping, re-paving, and building the new turf athletic field in front of the new dorm. Construction on the buildings themselves is largely finished.”
“We hope to see many friends, neighbors, parents, and alumni during the Open House and tours,” says Matthew Goetting, Lincoln Academy’s Associate Head for Advancement. “This is a great opportunity to see the exciting developments at Lincoln Academy first hand, and celebrate these new resources that will benefit not only current and future Lincoln Academy students, but the entire community.”
For more information about the Lincoln Academy Open House please call the Lincoln Academy Alumni Office at 563-3599.