Phase Two

    • Projected 2019

Phase Two: Inspiring Imagination in the Younger Grades

Phase Two of the Invest in Learning. Invest in Leaders. campaign will bring our vision for dynamic learning to the first through fifth grade spaces. We will upgrade the first through fifth grade classrooms and commons, transform the lobby into a gallery and learning space, and start the process of updating our outdoor learning spaces.
 
We’ve been building towards this moment for four years. We’ve been laser-focused on strategic programmatic enhancements to provide the very best school experience in Kansas City, adding student-centered academic, counseling, and experiential learning initiatives. Our faculty have invested hundreds of hours in professional development to learn new curriculum and teaching methods, ensuring they’re exceptional teachers and guides for our students. We are now a leading STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) school in the area, and we have embraced the student-friendly Project Based Learning strategy schoolwide. We have aligned our curriculum and staffing model to allow for small group instruction, differentiation, and program enhancements like our makerspace curriculum because we know this is how students learn best. In short, we are strategically providing the very best in education to our students each and every day.
 
We built the programmatic foundation, and now we’re transforming the learning environment. The lower and middle school building is nearing its 25th anniversary. Education has changed dramatically over the past 25 years, and we have accelerated this change over the past four years. Our spaces must catch up.
 
Our students and faculty deserve nimble, innovative spaces that support and inspire the work they do each day: commons spaces that invite community and creativity, classrooms filled with natural light and leading technology that engage and motivate, and easy access to outdoor exploration. 
 
With your support we can rapidly finish the transformation of the St. Paul’s campus. Our goal: When the students return in August 2019, the entire south building will be updated and ready to support the innovative teaching and learning that’s happening across our campus every day.
 
Donate today and help us invest in learning and invest in leaders for the next 25 years, together. 

    • Second Floor Commons
    • First Floor Commons

First and Second Floor Commons

The first and second floor commons will be extended to provide additional space for breakout sessions with teachers and independent work by students. Additional windows will provide natural light in the commons and increased sightlines between commons and classrooms.

    • First Floor Classroom
    • Second Floor Classroom

Renovated 1st-5th Grade Classrooms


In Summer Two, we will update all classrooms, providing state-of-the-art, flexible learning environments for our students. In addition, classroom walls adjacent to the commons will be replaced with glass, giving teachers a direct view of students working in the commons and providing more natural light throughout the building.

“We have watched the Phase One renovation inspire student learning with it’s student-centered commons and flex-hub, collaborative breakout rooms, and open classrooms. For Phase Two, we are excited to create a space that reflects the creativity and unique needs of our younger students. The renovations will allow our dynamic curriculum to shine and spark a lifelong love of learning in our youngest students.” 
 – Mindy Stephenson, Toddler-2nd grade Division Head


    • Outdoor Spaces

Outdoor Learning Spaces


The 1st and 2nd Grade classrooms will have direct access to the outdoor learning spaces. A maker yard will be equipped with building kits to spark creativity, collaboration and inspired play.

A mini master plan is being developed to help maximize the outdoor learning and play spaces to provide greater benefit to all students. This plan will be shared later this year.

Case for Support

Partner with St. Paul's
To help us complete Phase Two, you can make your gift or pledge online. You are also welcome to contact Cindy Wissinger, Director of Development, at 816-268-6537 or cwissinger@speds.org to discuss supporting the campaign through your donor advised fund, a gift of appreciated securities or a planning gift.

Steering Committee

Campaign Board Leaders
Paul and Amy Holewinski
Chris and Angie Long
Joe and Katy Platt

ECC Division
Brian and Ashley Ascencio

K-2 Division

Geoffrey and Ann Fasel

3-5 Division

Sean and Sarah Murray

6-8 Division

Steve and Kay Gaffney

Alumni/Alumni Families

Leanne DeShong
Andy and Emily Funk
Larry and Joanna Glaze
Rebecca Hall

Staff
Andrew Myler, Head of School
Cindy Wissinger, Dir. of Development
Jill McGee, Dir. of Admissions and Advancement


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