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chestnut hill academy In 2006, CHA built a new Woodward Gym and renovated and expanded the cafeteria area (the Commons).

springside school In 2000, Springside launched a campaign for a new Upper School and library, and for renovations to the Middle School. During demolition of the old Upper School and construction of the new, the Springside Upper School moved to the third floor of the Wissahickon Inn, which was renovated for its use. This space later became CHA’s Middle School. The project was completed in 2004. In 2013, the library was converted and currently houses the classrooms, meeting spaces, and offices of the Sands Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL). Right: Demolition of the old gym. Above: The new Woodward Gym and Commons.

View of the new library, right, now used for CEL activities, below.

CHA added the LEED Gold-Certified Rorer Science and Technology Center in 2008 to house Upper and Lower School science classrooms.

Left: Workers prepare to install the student-signed beam in the Rorer roof. Below: Students and faculty gather for the Rorer building’s official opening.

Springside opened its 55,000-square-foot Vare Field House in 2006, housing squash courts, a fitness facility, indoor rowing tank, athletic offices, and a large gym.

In 2009, Springside School installed 440 solar panels atop the Vare Field House roof—a 94kw array that was the largest in the city at the time of installation. ­ Below: View of the Vare Field House roof with solar panels.

Above: Students and science teacher Ellen Kruger celebrate installation of new solar panels.



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