St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School

LEE’S SUMMIT, MISSOURI

  • Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph
  • New Construction
  • 90,000 SF
  • $25 million
  • Religious Design Partner: SFS Architecture

Traditional values meet innovative learning where students get a well-rounded education in a space that marries religious teachings with brain-based learning.

This new Kansas City Diocese school combines the former St. Mary’s and Archbishop O’Hara high schools into one cohesive learning environment. A large atrium connects the chapel and academic spaces with a two-story learning stair, which encourages collaboration and community. The classrooms’ traditional style is complemented by flexible furniture that allow the spaces to adapt to each day’s teaching schedule.

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This new high school marries traditional religious education values with brain-based learning. The learning environments are designed to put an emphasis on collaboration and technology. The classrooms are a traditional orientation, but outfitted with flexible, modular furniture to allow the space to be adaptive. The building is designed around a large, brightly lit atrium, which serves as the main commons. From the atrium, visitors can see the learning stair, a collaborative space for students to gather, which leads to the school’s lower level and the heart of the school, the chapel.

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