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Summer '17 Construction On Schedule

Summer construction remains on schedule and the school is abuzz with activity.

Much of the work this summer is focused on the Basement level of Buildings 12, 14 and 16 (the original Schoolhouse).  Work includes the complete renovation of the kitchen along with the expansion of the Small Dining Room and the addition of new Life Safety Systems, HVAC equipment (the entire new and old school will be air conditioned), structural support, and data and telecommunications drops.



Following the completion of shear wall construction, exterior brick installation is now underway along the west wall and will continue along the south, then east walls of Graham House.  Glazing will follow in the fall with the aim of complete enclosing and sealing of the entire superstructure before the winter.


Facade work and brick cutouts at the fire escapes of Graham House, along with pointing, continue on the north and east walls.


Within Graham House the stair and elevator core of Building 18 is being demolished…

Year Six of Horizons Program

The 100 boys participating in Horizons at Saint David's are well into the six-week program, enjoying the hot days of summer immersing themselves in reading, music, art, writing, math, STEM projects, swimming lessons, field trips to local museums, and sports. 


Our program, now in its sixth year, includes students from four elementary schools in Harlem, who will enter Grades One through Six come September, and aims to prevent the common problem of academic summer learning loss among children in lower-income families. Social-emotional learning is also infused throughout each day.


New this year is the addition of full time athletic director Keith Williams and our partnership with Ramapo for Children, an organization that provides training programs to educators working with children who may face obstacles to learning. Ramapo works with our teachers and volunteers, providing practical strategies on how to best address the students' needs.


Horizons at Saint David's began in 2…