Saint Francis High School
Rendering of Saint Francis High Schools Commons Center

Catholic high school in California begins $100 million fund-raising campaign to help pay for expansion

Sept. 30, 2021
St. Francis High School in Mountain View, Calif., plans to spend $60 million to build an innovation center and dining space.

St. Francis High School in Mountain View, Calif., has kicked off a $100 million fund-raising campaign, most of which is earmarked for construction.

School officials say they plan to spend $60 million to build an innovation center and a dining commons, The Los Altos Town Crier reports. Dujarie Hall and Malcolm Center will be torn down to make way for the innovation center. 

The center will have

• A lobby designed to mimic collegiate and corporate collaborative spaces.

• Glass cube seating for small-group collaboration.

• A rooftop garden area with a view for visual engagement with the larger community.

• An accordion door in an innovation lab that opens for presentations.

• 29 classrooms and labs with flexible seating to accommodate varied learning styles and purposes.

• A black-box theater for performances and events with 150 to 200 seats.

• A maker space with areas for woodworking, welding, painting and finishing.

The project is expected to be completed in 2023. 

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