The ability to inspire others is an important skill, one that will helps us achieve the success we desire.
A Strong Foundation to a Bright Future.
A message from our Head of School – Ric Anderson
For the first time in the history of our school, we are on an exciting path of a comprehensive campus renewal. A year from now, we will have achieved the historic goal of ensuring all children and teachers will be learning and connected together under one roof. Researchers and teachers know that – second only to relationships – physical and social environments have a direct impact on what and how our children learn at school.
Lighting, acoustics, privacy, materials, textures, ethos, aesthetics, and personalization. Qualities like these speak to the heart and soul of Matthews Hall and getting them right is a form of respect we owe our students. By prioritizing “spaces that inspire”, we honour our past, celebrate our present, and move forward together with purpose and confidence.
You will be inspired!
At Matthews Hall, we will develop your children not only as students, but as individuals and members of a community of learners. We will support our students in becoming well-rounded and self-confident youth with the capacity to contribute to their communities. We will help prepare our students for success in high school and support them as they aspire to lead meaningful lives which are balanced, happy and hopeful. You will be inspired by our commitment to our shared values of respect, excellence and inclusion.
A Better Learning Environment
Our students have been learning in classrooms that are in rapid decline. Not only do many of our classrooms fail to meet the needs of a twenty-first century education, they have begun to suffer irreparable structural damage.
Our teachers and children are disconnected in an outdated facility that lacks light, program connection and space. It is simply not good enough for the challenges of a forward looking education.
Matthews Hall will focus on student achievement and success by encouraging and nurturing each unique child. To accomplish this, we will provide rich learning opportunities in academics, arts, athletics and active citizenship – all with the goal of helping children to take their place in the world. We will inspire a growth mindset in our students , which will help them learn by embracing challenges and taking risks. We will accomplish this and more by modeling the kind of effort and optimism that is essential to success in school and in life.
This year we will build on the east side of the property which will allow for future phases of our campus master plan over the next few years and give us the room we need to enhance the highest quality student experience.
Phase 1 $ 6 million Homeroom Addition + 10 Classrooms
Phase 2 $ 2.5 million Early years block
Phase 3 $ 2.5 million Arts block
Phase 4 $ 1.1 million Exterior
Phase 5 $ 1.3 million Dining hall block
Every gift, regardless of size, sends a powerful message to our students and school while inspiring others in their own giving. Independent schools need donations and gifts to support immediate enhancements beyond what tuition fees provide.
Inspire aims to raise $6 Million to cover the remaining costs of Phase 1 and initiate the commencement of Phase 2.