chestnut hill academy
springside school Springside’s new Lower School was built in 1969, realizing the school’s long-term goal to be on one campus. The construction of a new Lower School enabled Springside’s youngest students to move from their existing facility and join their older schoolmates on campus.
The McNeil Center for the Arts, encompassing classrooms and a recital hall, opened in 1989. The new facility expanded the space available for students to pursue visual and performing arts.
The Arcade at CHA was built in 1971 as part of the school’s campus master plan to connect the Inn with the gym complex and offer a sheltered place for after-school pick up. It was torn down in the early 1990s. The school’s signature red roof was reinstalled in 1983, after years of being painted in battleship gray, the result of a surplus supply of WWII paint.
The Inn with its signature red roof restored.
In 2000, CHA opened its new art wing, including classrooms and a gallery named in honor of beloved art teacher, Barbara Crawford.
In 1994, a new student dining hall, featuring the octagonal McCausland Pavilion, were added to Springside’s existing building. Top left: a rendering of the new art wing. Top right: the Barbara Crawford Art Gallery. Bottom right: Barbara Crawford with a student.
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