Growing, growing, outgrown. Over the last three years, the number of students buying hot lunch has doubled from 130 to 270 per day. The simple fact is this: We no longer have enough seating and kitchen space to accommodate our growing student body. That’s why we are excited to launch the Space for Grace Campaign. Through this campaign, we will add over 2,200 square feet to our dining facility— nearly doubling its size and doubling our seating capacity.
Because the boundaries of our campus are finite, we continue to be intentional about its best use. By incorporating elements of flexible design—such as partitions—the dining facility can serve multiple purposes all day and all year long—from Aftercare and scouting to band rehearsals, parent association meetings, and baccalaureate exercises. Designing the space with eating, studying, gathering, and playing in mind will make it a much better fit for the full range of activities that are part of the SBA experience.
The Sabo Center: A place where students of all ages gather together for a meal. Where parent groups meet and mingle. Where students learn and play outside the classroom. Where we hold our most special events. It’s the very center of our SBA community, much like Mr. Sabo himself. We are proud to honor Mr. Sabo— and all that he has done for the school—by naming this proposed new gathering space after him. In July 2022, Mr. Sabo will retire as SBA’s Head of School. Though his tenure is coming to an end, the Sabo Center will cement his legacy at SBA.