Looking Forward -- Plans for MWPV
Since the merger of Marywood Country Day School and Palm Valley School in July 2005, alumni have come together to celebrate both schools' traditions in support of Marywood-Palm Valley School. Our school has grown to approximately 500 students as a result of the merger, and the student body, faculty, and staff was fully consolidated onto the J. Blake Field campus (formerly home to Palm Valley School) on September 2, 2008.
We spent the summer preparing for the 2008/9 school year with several construction projects. The Lower School, which exists as a "campus-within-a-campus," added an administrative wing, as well as classroom buildings to house Grades K - 2. The two Preschool buildings underwent renovation for the fall. The new softball and baseball fields were completed. The front entrance and the drive to the Lower School were widened. An outside assembly area was built for the Lower School. And the gymnasium was renamed the Hookey Family Sports Center in honor of our former Head of School, Graham Hookey.
Looking forward, we expanded our enrollment goals and created positions for a Director of Admissions and a Director of Outreach. We hired a new Athletic Director. And we welcomed our new Head of School, Vincent Downey, formerly Head of School at Marywood Country Day School.
Our plans for the next phase of construction include raising funds to build our Middle School "campus-within-a-campus," which will include an outdoor amphitheater. We will then turn to renovating the Upper School building, which currently houses the Middle and Upper Schools. Our final stage of construction includes building a library, which will house administrative offices. With our growth in numbers, our ongoing construction projects, and the consolidation of all our students onto the J. Blake Field campus, it will not be long before alumni will hardly recognize the campus.
Master Site Plan for Marywood-Palm Valley School