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Canterbury to get a new building

The donation will house its marine sciences program.

By MARY JANE PARK
Published March 4, 2007


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ST. PETERSBURG - The Canterbury School of Florida soon will have a new building to house its developing academic program in the marine sciences.

Officials with the Phoenix Venture Philanthropy Foundation and the Private Bank of Bank of America announced donation of the building and showed drawings at the school's annual spring gala on Friday, which was dedicated to the marine sciences effort. The structure was designed by Matta Architect/Builder Inc. of Tierra Verde.

The oversight of the philanthropic partnership guarantees significant savings in cost and construction time. The project should be complete by fall, said Mac Hall, Canterbury's head of school.

"Being able to have a building like this is amazing," he said. "This state-of-the-art facility will be a learning laboratory for all our students and a centerpiece for Canterbury's marine studies program."

Students from prekindergarten through 12th grade participate in the curriculum, with a focus on hands-on learning, environmental awareness, conversation and community service.

The new classroom space will be an addition to the Knowlton, or upper, campus of the school, 990 62nd Ave. NE.

[Last modified March 3, 2007, 20:03:43]


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