The halls of education contain "the doors to the future." We are beyond grateful for alumni, parishioners, and our current school community who have made Cathedral-Carmel what it is today. Our historic buildings and structures play a special role in creating the distinctive character of Cathedral-Carmel School.
The image and reputation of CCS is one of academic excellence and strong Roman Catholic identity, forming Christ-centered students, uniting the intellectual and the spiritual, the mind and the heart.
We are proud of our growth and proper attention given to to our CCS facilities; and now is the time to turn our attention to the historic landmark in the center of our campus...our Middle School Building. This building is the original Cathedral School for boys built in 1919, and to restore it is essential to improving the building's efficiency and learning environment ensuring student vitality and teacher engagement for the next 100 years.
On behalf of our faculty and current students, and those who will one day walk the halls of CCS, we greatly appreciate your continued prayers and financial support. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family.
PRESERVE THE OLDEST BUILDING ON CAMPUS - MIDDLE SCHOOL BUILDING
Proposed Building Renovation
TOTAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION CAMPAIGN = $5 MILLION
PHASE 1 / COMPLETED 2023 ($1.6 MILLION)
Summer 2023 projects: Replaced the PreK and cafeteria roofs, upgraded the HVAC system in the PreK classrooms removing window units, and began Phase 1 of our restoration efforts in the Middle School building. These efforts included repairing the bricks and mortar, waterproofing and sealing the exterior, installing fire sprinklers, insulations, new LED light fixtures and ceiling titles, in addition to HVAC, electrical, and mechanical upgrades in preparation for Phase 2.
RESTORATION & PRESERVATION OF MIDDLE SCHOOL BUILDING (5-8TH GRADES)
PHASE 2 / 2024 OUR CURRENT NEED - OUR CURRENT GOAL ($2 MILLION)
Phase 2 restoration projects plan to begin this fall and continue through next summer 2024. This includes removing all window units, installing new classroom windows and floors, adding an upstairs restroom, enhancing the interior finishes, and rebuilding the second-tier bell tower. Estimated cost for Phase 2 is $2 million, and while costly, these restoration projects are necessary to preserve the oldest classroom building on campus. (Interior photos coming soon...)
To help us achieve our fundraising goal for Phase 2, a joint school & church Historic Preservation Campaign brochure was mailed this summer. CCS is excited to announce several pledges, donations, and matching gifts have been collected totaling $530,000. Our Phase 2 fundraising efforts will continue over the next year involving our alumni and current families. One exciting event planned to raise money is the
CCS $10,000 Raffle & Live Auction on April 20, 2024 in Cathedral Hall - SAVE THE DATE!
UPDATES TO 2ND-4TH BUILDING
PHASE 3 / 2025 ($1.4 MILLION)
Phase 3 projects plan to begin in 2025. This include upgrading the HVAC system to remove all classroom window units and installing new classroom windows.
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Cathedral-Carmel Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization.