Steamboat Mountain School announces plan for new building
Steamboat Springs — The private Steamboat Mountain School north of Steamboat Springs has announced the launch of a capital campaign to construct a new central campus building.
The school has secured a $500,000 gift from a current family that will be granted with the collection of matching funds, and hope to raise a total of $1.5 million, including the gift, to pay for a new two-story 6,000-square-foot building.
The space will connect existing buildings and include a bell-tower, contemporary student lounge, bistro tables and game tables, as well as second-floor classrooms and connections to the existing main building, the Charlie Williams Lodge and the Borden Center.
“Our kids, they really need and deserve this space,” said Marta Miskolczy, director of marketing and advancement for the school.
The new building will have three new classrooms to replace some temporary classrooms and new bathrooms as well as a student lounge area run by the school’s student council.
An elevator in the new building will offer wheelchair access to the upstairs theater and classrooms.
The project also includes the renovation of the entrance to the main campus building, increasing energy efficiency in that building.
School officials announced plans for the fundraising campaign Friday during a reception kicking off parent’s weekend at the campus, and said they are hopeful all parents will participate in the fundraising campaign before the event.
“Steamboat Mountain School has a strong alumni base, many of whom are enjoying successful careers that were supported by their positive academic and social experience at Steamboat Mountain School,” said Gina Zedeck, chair of the fundraising campaign and parent, along with husband David Zedeck, of two current students. “Our goal is 100 percent parent participation in the capital campaign.”
Head of School Meg Morse said school officials hope the new building will help strengthen the school’s community connections.
“We envision creating partnerships with organizations such as Teen Council and others, whose goals are aligned with ours, to make maximum use of the space for Steamboat youth,” Morse said.
Founded in 1957 as the Lowell Whiteman School, the name of the campus was changed to Steamboat Mountain School last year in an effort to improve visibility of the school on an international level.
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