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Generous donation to create a new environment for learning in Cleveland neighborhood

Excitement abounds around the building of our new Early Childhood Learning Center for our most precious students in grades PreK to second grade. We will break ground on September 14th, 2018, at 10:30 am. In attendance will be Most Reverend Nelson J. Perez, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, Reverend Gary Chmura, pastor of St. Adalbert Parish, Laveta Parker (on behalf of Councilman Blaine Griffin), and Principal Jim Smith. Also in attendance will be Thomas and Virginia Jeckering and family (long time Saint Adalbert parish and school contributors), an extraordinary family whom, without their enormous generosity, this $5 million project would not be possible.

The Learning Center will be located adjacent to the current school on vacant property that was acquired by Saint Adalbert Catholic School. Our new 13,000 square foot building will include nine modern classrooms, dedicated cafeteria for younger students, and a beautiful outdoor play area with green space. Our early learners in PreK through second grade will be immersed in an environment that will foster their emotional and mental development by immersing them in an environment conducive to meeting their learning needs. This new building will enable Saint Adalbert to expand current program offerings, continue to grow our student population, engage with parents, and better serve the Fairfax community. Special thanks to our longtime Saint Adalbert parish and school contributors, Thomas and Virginia Jeckering and family, the catalyst for this $7 million dollar campaign.

About Saint Adalbert Catholic School in Cleveland

In recent years, Saint Adalbert’s student population has doubled to over 400 students in grades PreK through 8th, most of whom are from families of limited economic means. The school is located in the historic Fairfax neighborhood, just six blocks south of the Cleveland Clinic campus and only one mile from the city’s expansive and historic investments. Saint Adalbert Catholic School is recognized for providing a quality Catholic education steeped in tradition with real world results. Parents choose Saint Adalbert for its rich history, strong reputation, and location. Curriculum and instruction are the vehicles by which we provide our students a solid academic foundation to prepare them for high school and beyond. Consequently, we are proud to say that 94% of our graduates go on to leading high schools such as Villa Angela-St. Joseph, Benedictine, Saint Martin de Porres, Cleveland Central Catholic, Trinity, Padua and John Hay.