Morning Star School is “Building A Brighter Future”
For over five decades our facilities have served as an ideal base for Morning Star School operations. But to continue serving the needs of our students, their families, and the community, we must build for the future by expanding our facilities. Each year our parents would search for an appropriate high school placement for their special needs child. A stressful time for both parent and student as there are few high school programs in our area serving learning challenges – and none that exactly match the emotional and social needs of many of our students.
In 2016, as part of our 60th anniversary celebration, we embarked on an ambitious effort to extend services to students beyond elementary and middle school by adding a high school program. The launch of our first ever capital campaign, “Building A Brighter Future”, set the foundation and allowed us to begin construction on a new building to accommodate 9th—12th grade students.
The Archbishop Joseph P. Hurley building was completed in July 2017 making Morning Star a Kindergarten through 12th grade school – A DREAM COME TRUE!
Our new building accommodates 4 middle school classrooms, 4 high school classrooms and a beautiful media and learning center for our students. The building increases the number of educational spaces allowing us to offer our existing students the ability to continue at Morning Star School throughout 12th grade. It also makes more efficient use of our existing space by unifying all students on a single campus. Prior to the new building, we were renting space at Christ The King for several middle school classrooms. Our new building provides much needed room to grow – a valuable resource for our community of families who do not have many options for their children with learning differences.
Additional donations have also allowed us to add a beautiful outdoor classroom – the St. Marks Peace Garden and a new playground for our younger students. We are so grateful for the many blessings that have taken place since we started the campaign. Thank you to the many wonderful people that support our school!
Dreaming of OUR FUTURE
This year, as we continue to improve our school we will work towards naming and completing our new media & learning center as well as adding an outdoor fitness area for our older students. We will also work on renovating an adjacent building to accommodate a life skills center and a chapel. Please consider donating to our capital campaign. See project details below.
View a complete list of naming opportunities HERE.
THANKS TO MANY GENEROUS DONORS ARE SCHOOL IS GROWING…
NOVEMBER 26th, 2016
HIGH SCHOOL OPENS!
ARCHBISHOP JOSEPH P. HURLEY BUILDING
Made possible by our Circle of Friends and many, many donors!