Rib­bon cut­ting cel­e­brates ren­o­va­tion project

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - COMMUNITY -

EAST GOSHEN >>Af­ter a sum­mer of con­struc­tion, stu­dents and teach­ers at Goshen Friends School in East Goshen re­cently cut the rib­bon on a com­pleted build­ing and ren­o­va­tion project top­ping $500,000.

“I want it to in­spire peo­ple to take a fresh look at Goshen,” said head of school Mimi Black­well. “We’re re­ally in­vested in hav­ing a Quaker Ele­men­tary in East Goshen Town­ship.”

The new ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing re­sem­bles a one-room school­house, evok­ing the his­toric ar­chi­tec­ture else­where on cam­pus. Re­mod­el­ing a for­mer meet­ing­house cre­ated a mul­ti­pur­pose space for lunch, con­certs and more. The school also trans­formed of­fices into a pre-K class­room.

“My kids talked about this when they were here,” ex­plained Black­well, who has two teenagers. “I just re­ally feel that it couldn’t be a more im­por­tant gift.”

A new preschool class­room oc­cu­pies the for­mer ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fices.

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