CTA [PROJECT] IN THE NEWS: Idaho’s first Catholic school built in 50 years opens

By: Travis Estvold
15 August 2017

From ktvb.com:

The first Catholic school built in Idaho in 50 years is ready for its first school year. Hundreds of people gathered [July 30] at St. Ignatius Catholic School for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “It’s so amazing to be a part of this,” Principal Andi Kane said. “A brand-new building. Not just a brand-new building, but an amazing building.”

The school is located at the intersection of North Meridian Road and West Chinden Boulevard, behind Holy Apostles Catholic Church. Construction on the 56,000 square-foot building began last summer, and cost more than $10 million. About 400 hundred kids will attend St. Ignatius this fall.

The school has a STREAM curriculum which is science, technology, religion, engineering, art and math. There are modular desks for changeable learning environments, smart boards in classrooms, and artwork throughout the school. Families KTVB talked to said while the technology is a selling point, the biggest reason they chose this school is community.

The first day of school is Aug. 22.

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CTA ARCHITECTURAL TECH TRACY BAKER

“The St. Ignatius school project has been one of the best experiences of my career. We had such a great and dedicated design team, with CTA, Wright Brothers, and The Land Group always keeping a close eye on the quality of the design and the teamwork needed to see the project through. I can’t say enough about the quality and integrity of this team. Our owner representatives Ed and Karen Mahoney were so passionate and energized, always carefully considering their decisions and guidance.

In fact, the entire parish community has watched in eager anticipation of this day. It was great to see that level of support, anticipation, and awe as the community surged through newly opened doors as their new school greeted them. The bright and open spaces were buzzing with future students, parents, and teachers as they explored each room and tried out the fun furniture. There were smiles all around — including my own. Success!”

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