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The Center for Student Life

The new Center for Student Life at the A.E. Finley Activity Center will deliver a 33,000-square-foot facility with features including a dining hall for Middle and Upper School students, large- and small-group meeting areas, wellness and meditation rooms and a revamped school store. The approximately 18-month project has just gotten underway and represents a significant partnership between Ravenscroft and teams of architects, contractors and workers.

Friday, Oct. 16
Following the demolition of the front side of the A.E. Finley Activity Center late last month, our project partners have been working to clear debris and prepare the site for new construction.

Friday, Oct. 16
Enjoy this new video from overhead that truly brings into focus the scope of the plans for the new Center for Student Life at the A.E. Finley Activity Center.

Wednesday, Sept. 23
If your students have been regaling you with stories about giant machinery taking bites out of buildings on campus, then you’ve already heard the news: the demolition phase of the 18-month building project at the A.E. Finley Activity Center — the first step toward Ravenscroft’s vision for a new, comprehensive Center for Student Life — reached a dramatic milestone this week.

Enjoy this video, taken by Director of Buildings & Grounds Chris Farrow, that captures the excitement (and noise) of the demolition.

Friday, Sept. 18
In this video by Buildings & Grounds’ Chris Farrow, meet the team working on the new Center for Student Life and take a stroll through the currently closed portions of the A.E. Finley Activity Center for a peek at preparations for demolition and construction.

Pre-Demo Preparations


"In a wonderful confluence of long-term planning, real-time responsiveness to the needs of our students, and the generosity of a lead donor, we are pleased to announce plans to create a comprehensive center for student life. We are proud that Ravenscroft has always prioritized the health and well-being of our community, and now — during a time of continued uncertainty caused by the pandemic — we find it is more important than ever to be mindful of social, emotional and physical wellness."

-Amy Batten, Board Chair at Ravenscroft