FAQ

What are we building?

The agreement with the Overlake Golf & Country Club (OGCC) allows STS to build an approximately 18,500 square foot building that includes a high school regulation size Gymnasium with locker rooms and storage, a Theatre space with office space and storage, a flexible classroom space for the Music and Drama departments, and a Rooftop Playfield. Moving the current Gymnasium to the new building enables us to renovate the current Gymnasium space to create a state-of-the-art Center for Leadership and Innovation.

Why now?

As we worked to fulfill our Strategic Plan’s transformative vision, it became clear that we needed additional physical space. Rather serendipitously, an opportunity arose with OGCC, the only property directly adjacent to the School, to lease additional space on the north edge of our campus.

What is the fundraising goal?

The total cost is estimated to reach approximately $23 million, which includes the OGCC land, construction of the new building, renovations to the current STS building, equipment, and furnishings. Our goal is to raise as much as possible through fundraising efforts. 

When will construction begin and end?

The project is composed of three phases:

Phase I, the demolition and building of a new OGCC maintenance building, will begin in the summer of 2018 and is expected to be completed before the start of the 2018 school year.

Phase II, the construction of the new STS building will begin in the fall of 2018 and is expected to be completed by the fall of 2019.

Phase III, the creation of the Center for Leadership and Innovation in the space currently occupied by the gymnasium, will begin in the fall of 2019 and is expected to be completed by the fall of 2020.

How will this project benefit students?

This project will allow STS to:

Provide a deeper personalized learning experience for every student.
As our efforts continue to offer a personalized learning experience for every student, there is a tremendous need for flexible spaces that can be used for large groups, small groups, and individual work. These spaces need to have options for privacy, tutoring, specialized equipment, and quiet areas for teachers and students.

Provide students with more opportunities in Music and Drama.
Our Music and Drama departments are extremely limited with current rehearsal, audience, and performance space. The addition of a Theatre space, located adjacent to the new Gymnasium, will allow us to grow the Music and Drama programs in ways that would be impossible given our current configuration.

Provide regulation size Gymnasium and facilities appropriate for our growing Athletics program.
Our current Gymnasium was build for our elementary students. A larger Gymnasium will accommodate a high regulation basketball court, volleyball court, and bleacher seating, taking our Athletics Program to the next level. The Rooftop Playfield adds essential field space for team practices, PE classes, fitness, and other outdoor activities.

Provide students with a best-in-class, 21st Century education.
The Center for Leadership and Innovation will provide flexible spaces to accommodate large and small groups, adaptable and equipped for collaboration and innovation, as well as state-of-the-art technology to support research and presentation preparation.

With this additional square footage will the school change its targeted enrollment?

No, we'll continue to move forward to targeted enrollment goals as established by the Board of Trustees.