June 25--Construction is to begin this summer on a three-story, $4.5 million addition and other improvements to Rosati-Kain High School in St. Louis.
The Catholic girls' school at 4389 Lindell Boulevard has been raising money for the project since 2011 and has $3.4 million on hand, said Sister Joan Andert, school president. A loan from the Archdiocese of St. Louis will cover the balance while the drive continues, she said.
The project began with demolition of the adjacent former convent on Newstead Avenue. A groundbreaking was held June 16 and site preparation is underway.
Andert said construction probably will begin in August by Murray Co. of St. Louis, the contractor. Plans call for completing the addition and modifications to the main building in time for class in fall 2015.
Andert said the addition will complement the design of the main school, which was built in 1920. The addition will include a new chemistry laboratory and a commons area. Renovations to the main building will include larger physics and religion classrooms and guidance offices.
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