Saint Viator Begins Classroom Renovation Project

Updated 5/18/2022 9:24 AM

Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights has announced plans to begin a classroom modernization program this summer. As part of the pilot program, upgrades to two classrooms will serve as models for future school enhancements.

"We began this process a few years ago with the introduction of the Klues Family Innovation Center," said school President Fr. Daniel Lydon, CSV. "We have had several years to evaluate the use of the space and will now proceed with more rooms this summer."


The renovations will employ open-space concepts, with one of the rooms serving as the hub for the school's Project Lead the Way engineering classes. Upgrades will include moveable furniture to allow for more collaborative work by students, technology enhancements to provide instructors flexibility when presenting materials to the class, and lighting and sound improvements.

"We are completing our 60th anniversary celebration this spring and it is now time to look forward to ensuring our place in Catholic education for years to come," Lydon said. "I believe our future has tremendous potential."

The summer revisions are being made possible through a generous financial donation and in-kind services from Nicholas & Associates, a full-service construction management firm in Mount Prospect. Nicholas & Associates is owned by the Papanicholas family siblings, all of whom are Saint Viator graduates.

"Our community is deeply humbled by the ongoing generosity of the Papanicholas family," said Saint Viator Vice President of Development Tom Ramsden. "Nick Papanicholas serves on our Board of Trustees and he and his siblings have been substantial benefactors to their alma mater. This project will leave an imprint on the lives of current students as well as those in future generations."

For more information on Saint Viator High School visit

Article Comments
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.