As often is the case, the trustees of New Hampton School faced a challenge with their existing academic building, Randall Hall, which had to be upgraded to meet the current learning styles and classroom technologies of today’s environment. The solution was a new 28,000 square-foot math and science facility carefully designed and placed on the historic “Academic Row” of Main Street, New Hampton. The building was designed with many environmentally responsible and energy-efficient features to serve the needs of the school for many years to come.
At its official dedication, Head of School Andrew Menke, Board of Trustees Chairman Peter Galletly, former Headmaster T. Holmes Moore, Science faculty Rebekka Joslin, and Troy Pilalas all offered remarks during the program that also included a keynote speech from Dr. Ross Virginia, the Myers Family Professor of Environmental Studies at Dartmouth College.
Jason Pilalas, who served in the Navy after New Hampton and went on to USC and then Harvard Business School, urged students to “wear out” the new building and take advantage of the opportunities it will afford. He also touched on the motivation behind his family’s generosity to New Hampton School. ”It’s a great feeling to help out the things you love,” he said.