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Each of the facilities that comprise the campus of Saint Peter's Prep possesses a unique history, and together they provide students, faculty and staff with a campus that wonderfully combines tradition and technology. In 2008, a Master Plan was developed for the buildings of Saint Peter's Prep. Included in this plan is the complete renovation of every building on campus, as well as the creation of a student center and a new academic facility along York Street.
Shalloe Hall, the original school building, was built in the 1880s to house the original Saint Peter's College and its Preparatory division. For years, it served as the Jesuit community and administrative offices. Today it houses our non-academic administrative offices. It was purchased from the Jesuits' New York Province in 2010-11.
The Humanities Building (previously known as the Science, Freshman, and English Building), was constructed in the late 1880s as the Academy of Saint Aloysius, an all-girls' school administered by the Sisters of Charity. This structure received a multi-million dollar facelift in 1995, which, most notably, included a floor-to-ceiling renovation of its Siperstein Library. The lower level houses our "court" related physical education facilities, including a weight room, shower room and locker area. The upper three floors are devoted to classrooms and a newly expanded art studio.
Mulry Hall, named for one of Prep's original Jesuits, Thomas Mulry, S.J., and sits at the corner of Grand & Warren Streets. It originally was the Saint Peter's Club, a Jersey City social club that supported Catholic immigrants in the area, until Prep took possession of it around the turn of the century and transformed it into a classroom facility. Today, it houses administrative offices, student counselors' offices, classrooms and the College Placement Center.
Hogan Hall contains many of the classrooms on the West Campus, with new state-of-the-art facilities added during the summer of 2010. This building was named for Michael Hogan, S.J., rector at the time of its development.
The Memorial Gymnasium on York Street hosts all physical education classes, indoor intramurals, and "court" sports. It was built in the late 1940s.
The James F. Keenan, S.J., Athletic Field, named for former Prep president, James Keenan, S.J., and adjacent field house are home to Prep "field" sports. This $4M project was completed in 2004 and also serves as an intramural and neighborhood athletic space.
The Warren Street Plaza and Recreation Facility serve as outdoor campus meeting spaces for students and faculty, alike. From sharing lunch under Plaza trees to playing basketball in the Rec area, and to many other activities along the way, the Warren Street Plaza and the Recreation Area add community and athletic spaces vital to Prep's urban campus.
The O'Keefe Commons (formerly Saint Peter's Church) and The Moriarty Science Center (formerly Burke Hall) were dedicated in 2010 and 2011, respectively. Both represent the $14.5M projects comprising Phase One of the campus Master Plan. O'Keefe, named for the Rev. Maurice T. O'Keefe, '49, is Prep's cafeteria and student activities area. It also houses performance spaces, a band room, Apple music lab, and choral rooms. Moriarty is named for Donald P. Moriarty, '48, and houses ten of New Jersey's finest laboratories for the study of the sciences. In addition, Moriarty also contains the main entrance to the school, as well as the Chapel of Saint Isaac Jogues, the campus shop and admissions' suite.
PHASE TWO BEGINS
Construction for Phase Two of the campus master plan began in the summer of 2013 and will see the initial stages of the renovation of Mulry and Hogan Halls. This will include environmental abatements in both buildings and the reconstruction of the Mulry basement. The former will make Mulry and Hogan ready for complete facelifts during the summers of 2014 and 2015. The latter will waterproof Mulry and create a hallway with storage in the former student locker room. This will open all basements on the west side of the campus to student use. The total cost of this portion of Phase Two will be about $9 million.