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MORNINGSIDE ROOM

F I L I P WO L A K

The dining room expansion, known as the Morningside Room, is a multipurpose space with breathtaking floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides looking out onto expansive views of the 100-year-old plane trees in Morningside Park. The original Dining and Common Room spaces were always cozy. Now, this space can host over a hundred more people, and is the home for Upper School Assembly, any overflow from Lower School Assembly, and other community events. The room includes a giant retractable screen and advanced audio-visual equipment. It is also a welcome addition to the lunch service, allowing faculty and students to eat together (a treasured Cathedral tradition), and features new tables and a salad bar that can be quickly tucked away and stored for flexibility.

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DA N I E L H R D L I C K A

OTHER SPACES AND TRANSFORMATIONS The Expansion Project was not just an addition—it was a transformation of the entire school building. The additional 8,000 square feet of space afforded by the Expansion Project allowed spaces inside the original structure to be reimagined as, among other things, three new classrooms, two new learning support spaces, a dedicated high school counseling space, two new conference rooms, a renovated reception area, the Sue Martin Faculty Workroom, and a large, spacious south stairwell. Inside the Expansion, a suite of offices next to the Morningside Room for the Office of Outreach and Enrollment Management welcomes prospective families in a gracious, light-filled setting. There is also an elevator, plus increased storage space for food service, the Parents’ Association, student engineering and innovation projects, and more on the Cellar Level.

Upper School students gather for their inaugural Assembly in the Morningside Room.

Cathedral

S P R I N G 2019

Profile for The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine

Cathedral Magazine (Spring 2019)