STANSTEAD, QC — Stanstead College Head of School Michael Wolfe joined with Property Committee members Judith Cowen and Ellen Bounsall along with students and faculty this morning to break ground for a new residence exclusively for Grade 12 students.
The school says the residence will meet the growing demand for accommodation and provide graduating students the sense of what it is like to live at university.
It will be the first new residence at the school since the opening of Webster House in 1991.
With increased enrollment, particularly in the higher grades, the senior residences have reached maximum capacity.
The school also says the new residence will recognize the fact that grade 12 students are transitioning to adulthood and should have certain privileges not afforded the younger students.
“We want to make your transition to university even better and we feel that this type of residence is going to help with that because most of the residences you’re going to move into for university truly are co-ed,” said Wolfe.
While the residence will be co-ed, it will have separate wings for boys and girls, with no shared entry point except the front door.
It will be constructed between the existing Amaron Gymnasium and Alumni House at the northwestern corner of campus.
The residence is expected to be ready for the fall of 2019.
Cowen, a member of the school’s property committee, and Ms. Bounsell, a member of the new residence committee, joined Wolfe in a ceremonial groundbreaking, following which the current grade 11 students – the future first residents of the new building – gathered for a photo.