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Villa Madonna Launches $5 Million Capital Campaign to Renovate Historic Building

Villa Madonna Academy hopes to raise more than $5 million to renovate its historic Center Building and to create a new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) wing in its Main Building.
 
The Center was constructed in 1907 and housed boarders until 1979. Today it is home to fourth, fifth, and sixth grades and elementary world language classrooms.
 
The Main Building opened in 1958 and is home to elementary, junior, and high school students.
 
The Catholic school is pursuing a sustainable path of renovation and restoration for its campus buildings while modernizing them to meet today's needs, an announcement said.
 
The capital campaign will assist Villa in moving kindergarten through sixth grade and its Montessori program into the Center Building.
 
The first floor of the Main Building will become a high school STEM wing with lab space, classrooms, and a makerspace.  
 
In the announcement, Villa Madonna Academy said that the renovations will allow the school to build on its tradition of educating students in the Benedictine values of scholarship, service, and hospitality.
 
The campaign is supported by the Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg Monastery, Bishop of Covington Roger J. Foys, and many Villa parents, alumni, and friends in the region, the announcement said.
 
"This transformational campaign will provide innovative and creative learning spaces for current and future generations of Villa students as we continue the mission and vision of the Benedictine Sisters," said Executive Director Pamela McQueen.
 
A virtual public kick-off of the campaign is scheduled for Wednesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. The school's leadership will unveil the plans for the two buildings and will be joined by Bishop Foys.
 
-Staff report
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