St. Charles College Welcomes New Cardinals to their School Family
Over this past summer, St. Charles College underwent extensive renovations to its building. A section of the school underwent a huge transformation, which included new state of the art classrooms – with new exterior windows, flooring, ceilings, etc. This was done to accommodate a new grade 7 and 8 wing for the school. With close to 200 enroled students, the newest members of the school are loving being a part of the St. Charles College family. Grade 7 student Zoey Cacciotti was excited to start at the school this September. “Right from the start, I love how it is our own little community,” Stated Cacciotti. “We have our own group with the grade 7 and 8’s, but also get included with the whole school for different activities and assemblies. It is a great place to work and have fun at the same time.” Grade 8 student David Chartrand echoed Cacciotti’s sentiments. “I love that we have our own space within the school,” Chartrand said. “I was a bit nervous at first as it is such a big school, but it is cool because we have our own section, but still feel like a part of the whole school.”
Patty Mardero, Principal of St. Charles was excited to welcome the new grade 7 and 8 students to her school. “It is great that we have been able to expand St. Charles to have grade 7-12 programming,” Mardero explained. “This really makes for an easier transition for students from elementary to secondary, and gives these younger students greater opportunities with access to things like science labs, fitness rooms, big scale drama productions, etc. We are thrilled to be able to expand our St. Charles College family and look forward to fostering this new community.”
As well as the renovations to the grades 7 and 8 wing, the construction project also included the renovation of the existing office space into new state of the art classrooms. The new entrance is a two storey space with celestory windows above the office, providing an open and welcoming space. The new administration office provides increased school security for both students, community users and guests.