To best address the academic, athletic, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs of our students, we will develop a comprehensive and strategic campus master plan that also creates operational efficiencies with technology. The physical space of our campus, the areas in which our students learn and are cared for, should complement our philosophical approach to teaching and learning.
With a large and diverse community (students, faculty, and staff), aging infrastructure, and a 40-acre campus situated on Dorchester Bay, we will take into account many factors while looking to the future and the area around us. It is important — and exciting — for us to think of the relationship between the space in which our students learn and are formed and the technological and physical needs that will continue to arise as we grow and accommodate a more diverse and dynamic community of learners.
Cadigan Wellness Complex
President Regan was thrilled to announce that the BC High has received a historic $49M gift from the Patrick F. Cadigan Family Foundation, established by late alumnus Pat Cadigan ’52, for a new building on campus.
The Patrick F. Cadigan ’52 Family Foundation Wellness Complex, a 50,000 square foot space designed by Boston architectural firm Eck MacNeely Architects, will be adjacent to McNeice Gym and overlook Murphy Family Stadium. The Wellness Complex will have its own separate entrance on the east side of the school and feature a 6,200 square foot state-of-the-art strength and conditioning area; a 3,700 square foot cardio space; a 1,000 square foot athletic training center; and an eight lane, 25 meter pool with 1 meter and 3 meter diving boards. It will also include a flexible classroom space, complete with a wellness kitchen, to help BC High students learn about and incorporate healthy, nutritious foods into their active lifestyles. Construction is anticipated to begin in January 2023.
This transformative gift – the largest single gift in BC High’s 159-year history, the largest ever to a Catholic secondary school in New England, and among the largest to a high school nationwide – follows Cadigan’s $12 million gift in 2012 for the construction of Cadigan Hall, BC High’s center for arts and recreation.