Divine Savior New High School

Moss/Lebolo, a joint venture, was awarded the contract for Divine Savior Academy’s new construction of a three-story high school expansion, including land development. This addition provided the high school students with their own learning facilities as well as expanding the school’s capacity by 400 students. The expanded facility includes 23 classrooms, four science labs, tiered lecture rooms, a media center, a chess room, dance studio, art rooms, music labs, and an outdoor learning space.

Construction was coordinated across 7.75 acres of the active school campus. Moss/Lebolo strategically managed the construction activities to minimize disruption to the school. This involved constant communication with the owner and school to schedule shutdown periods for specific areas during the erection of tilt wall panels and other construction-related activities. Approximately five acres of the project site required soil decontamination before construction could begin. A screening process was developed to mitigate the impacted soil by overexcavating the site, in some cases up to six feet deep. Over 100 tests were performed and procedures were implemented to segregate, inspect, and ultimately recycle the soil. The screening process saved Divine Savior Academy a substantial amount of money verses the alternative of fully replacing the contaminated soil.

Project Features

  • 86,900 square feet of new construction
  • 50,000 square feet of education/classroom space
  • 23,000-square-foot gymnasium and fitness center, including a weight room and locker rooms
  • 9,300-square-foot, two-story entry and commons area
  • 4,600-square-foot administration space Land development, including a soccer field, four tennis courts, and a multipurpose field
  • 228 spaces of new parking