It’s an exciting time to be on the campus, which has experienced a number of changes since the May 2017 groundbreaking ceremony for the Winn Science Center and McDermott-Green Science Building renovation.
In June, the iconic Periodic Table was carefully moved and preserved for the new building. To make room for the Winn Science Center footprint, the C-Wing of the McDermott-Green Math-Science Quadrangle was removed, including the planetarium, observatory dome, greenhouse, lecture hall, and several labs and offices. These facilities functioned prominently as learning environments for more than 50 years, kindling scientific curiosities among generations of Marksmen.
During the summer, the Lower School received a new, specially designed playground that was generously donated by the St. Mark’s Parents’ Association and is now located within the Lower School Courtyard. This change was planned to make way for a new open courtyard that will connect the Winn Science Center with the surrounding areas, including the Green Library. While the old playground equipment could not fit into the new space, a nonprofit organization helped St. Mark’s package the equipment so it could be shipped to a school in need in the Dominican Republic.
To the excitement of the entire School community, construction officially began over the summer. In November, the foundation was completed and our first steel beams were put in place.