In 1973, Kimberley School Headmaster Richard Loveland asserted in his speech at the original dedication of the Penick Center that it would “provide a gathering place for students, teachers, and parents to meet in face to face forum, to welcome gracefully and proudly the best in artistic performances and intellectual leaders, to find that cord of whole community …”
Today, as a result of the Penick Center renovation, those words have more depth and richer meaning than ever. The campus now has a clear and inviting entrance and impressive lobby which serves as a gateway for students into the school and creates an atmosphere dedicated to learning and growth. The auditorium is a state of the art performance and gathering space, the dining hall has the versatility to not only serve healthy meals but to also provide a performance and all important social space. The new Higgins Common Room completes the project and continues the commitment to versatility by providing room that can used for meetings, class presentations, and even a community resource center during natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy. The original vision of those who built the Penick Center has certainly been reinvigorated for the 21st century!