Building on Our Tradition
We embark on the Building on Our Tradition campaign at a time when Catholic college preparatory education has never been more important to the boys in Kansas City. Rockhurst High School graduates are moving forward into a changing world that desperately needs men with competence, conscience, and compassion. As a Jesuit school, we imagine an inspiring future and strive to shape it, rather than passively watching the future happen around us. Our efforts are rooted in the belief that above-and-beyond performance comes from both teams and individuals reaching high.
In this spirit, our campaign has two objectives. First, pioneering new approaches to scholarship and instruction in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), and supporting that curriculum with state-of-the-art classrooms and learning spaces. Second, to revolutionize the facilities that support our co-curricular programs. Achieving our goals will build on the school's great tradition of forming the whole person into a "Man for Others" and producing graduates who are ready to lead in the future.
Rockhurst High School is committed to developing a nationally recognized curriculum in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), including computer coding, robotics, and experience-based courses. The goal is to utilize technology, modern teaching techniques, and Rockhurst's network of alumni, parents, and friends to excite, engage, and prepare every student that walks through our doors.
Creating facilities to support the aforementioned curriculum is crucial for success. An Academic Learning Commons will become the learning heart of the school. Outdated library and computer classrooms will be replaced with rooms for group projects, a technology services desk, individual spaces for quiet study, several modern classrooms, and gathering spaces for students and faculty.
Throughout our history, one of the primary areas where Rockhurst High School has excelled in forming students has been in athletics and co-curriculars. We seek to build a 16,000 square-foot state-of-the-art Student and Alumni Life Center. The two-story multipurpose facility will include a field house on the first floor, with locker rooms, training facilities, and coaches' offices that will serve all of our athletic programs. The second floor will feature a flexible meeting room with movable walls that can be used for classrooms, retreats, or as a gathering space for alumni, parents, and friends.
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