Sanders Breaks Ground on Regis Jesuit High School Science and Innovation Center
On August 12, Sanders and Regis Jesuit High School began construction of its 65,000-square-foot Science & Innovation Center in front of a large crowd of students, parents, faculty, administrators, and dedicated donors. This new building will serve all students and dramatically expand project-based learning and collaboration among the school’s 1,700 young men and women. The facility’s programming enhances STEM offerings and further complements the strong liberal arts foundation provided by the Regis Jesuits’ unique single-gender teaching model.
Located at the western end of McNicholas Green and including additional parking, the $35 million building was designed by Colorado-based Larson Incitti Architects. Construction is expected to take about 18 months.
Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and facilities, our 8,000-square-foot innovation center and maker space bring student projects to life. True to the school’s Catholic, Jesuit mission, dedicated prayer and contemplation spaces give students hands-on knowledge they can use to collaborate with peers, teachers, and alumni to create solutions that serve their communities and skills to ponder the impact of your ideas. our world.
With overcrowded enrollment, the Regis Jesuits are in dire need of additional space and upgraded facilities for interdisciplinary exploration, creativity, entrepreneurship and scientific experimentation. David Card ’87, his fourth president of the school since moving to his 82-acre campus in Aurora in 1990, said:
With spacious dedicated classrooms to extend the already strong biology, chemistry and physics curriculum, the facility will expand courses in robotics, rocket science, environmental science, media literacy, studio art and more . “We also intentionally create a welcoming space for our alumni to mentor our students. You can see how committed you are to forming,” Card says.
The construction of the Science & Innovation Center Inspiration and Ignition for 2025, Regis Jesuit High School’s unwavering vision for access, innovation and excellence. The philanthropic campaign, the largest fundraiser ever in the school’s history, is now entering the community phase. There, alumni, parents, alumni’s parents, grandparents and friends’ Regis Jesuit families are invited to support these ambitious funding initiatives, impacting all current and future students. .
With the early support of many Regis Jesuit community members, the school was able to move the Science & Innovation Center project forward. In addition, we were able to advance two major initiatives. excellent student experience.
A key driver of the momentum is made possible by our eight mission partners who have made seven-figure commitments to help advance our vision. His one such mission partner is John Schmidt, the parent of the alumni and current chairman of the board. Inspiration and Ignition for 2025“This inspiring strategic vision will impact every student today and every family tomorrow. We want to be able to be here,” says Schmidt. “Once they join the Regis Jesuits, we want to ensure that they have access to the best resources to help them realize their God-given talents. We want to ensure that this opportunity continues for all our students.”
Alumni Mike Hendricks ’67 and his wife Maureen were also inspired early on to help move the vision forward. “Regis has done so much for me and my family and continues to do so much for people throughout the Denver area. I hope others will join me and Maureen in supporting their educational experience with the Regis Jesuits,” Hendrix says.
additional capital initiatives within Inspiration and Ignition for 2025 This includes the relocation and expansion of the school’s tennis facilities and the addition of two new artificial grass fields.
Learn more about Science & Innovation Center projects, naming opportunities, and how you can support a bold vision for your school’s future at www.regisjesuit.com/BoldlyForward.