A second century
Over the past year — and after a full century of welcoming students through its doors — Seymour Hall has undergone a $14 million renovation thanks to the extraordinary generosity of our school community through The Campaign for Excellence & Access. The project began in the summer of 2017 as a promise to students that they will walk through the esteemed halls, learn inside innovative classrooms and fall in love with an adored building that sits at the heart of our academic program.
After a century of welcoming students through its doors, this renovation will ensure that Seymour Hall is befitting of the world-class school that is Western Reserve Academy. The project will preserve Seymour’s timeless, simple elegance for today’s students, and for the next 100 years at Reserve.
- Mark LaFontaine, Assistant Head of School for Advancement
Student Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
On Sunday, August 19 students and faculty celebrated the grand reopening of Seymour Hall with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a quick walk-through of the building before classes officially began.
A Glimpse into Seymour Hall
Here is a preview of the construction and the very near completion of Seymour Hall.
WRA faculty love Seymour – the way it looks, with its beautiful big windows, the way it feels, the historic nature of it. It’s one of those buildings no one wants to leave; we want to make sure it meets the needs of our students today.
- Kate Mueller, Associate Head of School
Seymour News Archives:
- A Look Around the Building with Opening Day Around the Corner
- Seeing More: An Update from Inside Seymour Hall
- Breaking Ground: News from Inside Seymour Hall
- A Promise for the Future
- $14M project signals 'largest transformation' at Western Reserve Academy
- Western Reserve Academy to undergo $14 million renovation, offer college-level courses