Our Lady of Consolation Catholic School in Rockford will open a new addition during the 2019-20 school year. The parish held a groundbreaking ceremony for the addition, and a new rectory, in early June.
The new, $3.4 million school addition will feature six classrooms, new restrooms, a bus loop and entry, and 73 more parking spaces. Three portable classrooms, currently situated in the location of the future addition, will be removed at the end of this school year. The addition is scheduled to be finished in January 2020, with students beginning to use the new classrooms when they return from Christmas break. A Facebook group has been created to track the progress of construction. To join the group, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/CampaignConstruction/.
A rendering of the school addition can be seen below.
Along with the school addition, Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Parish is building a new rectory. Beyond housing parish priests, it will also have room to house several retired clergy members and will be ADA-compliant.
The June 7 groundbreaking included remarks from Most Rev. David J. Walkowiak, bishop of Grand Rapids, and Rev. Anthony Russo, pastor of Our Lady of Consolation. See photos in the gallery below or at this link.
Our Lady of Consolation Catholic School serves 330 students in preschool through 8th grade. Learn more here.
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