On Thursday, March 1, 2018, Ravenscroft announced plans for the creation of the new Keim Center for Innovation and Research.
Ravenscroft's mission drives us to provide educational excellence and strong curricular programming to our students. For the past five years our community has been focused on philanthropic support through Embrace Possibility, the Campaign for Ravenscroft that endows Lead From Here, a key element of our distinctive educational programming.
The Keim Center is made possible thanks to the supportive generosity of the Keim family and their transformative gift, which was made in addition to the current campaign.
Having dedicated his career to life sciences, research and drug development, Dr. Kevin Keim has a deep passion for education and providing students with resources and opportunities to grow and learn in the realm of innovation and STEM+. Kevin has long been a very generous supporter of Ravenscroft. Inspired to contribute to excellence and growth in our Middle School, in 2015 he funded the creation of the Middle School MakerSpace, which provides our students with an early introduction to STEM+ principles in a hands-on, project-based learning environment.
Continuing Dr. Keim's dedication to education, generosity and leadership, the Keim Center will be a cutting-edge facility that fosters scientific inquiry, research, teaching, learning and collaboration with a focus on innovation and allows Ravenscroft to further advance our integrated educational efforts, distinctive programming and curricular offerings for all of our students in grades PreK through 12.
Being brought to life through a significant redesign of the current Library and Technology Center, the Keim Center for Innovation and Research will include modern classroom spaces, robotics and technology labs, library resources, and collaboration and community spaces for our Middle and Upper School students. Our construction plans are underway and our goal is to open the Keim Center in late 2018.
The entire Ravenscroft community is incredibly grateful to the Keim family for this transformative gift.
To learn more about this exciting new space, you are invited to attend an upcoming information session: Behind the Scenes at Ravenscroft on Monday, March 26, 8-9:30 a.m., or Wednesday, March 28, 6-7:30 p.m. To attend, RSVP for Behind the Scenes at Ravenscroft.