By Liz Sullivan
All eyes, and shovels, were looking towards the future on December 7 when Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose broke ground on the John A. and Susan Sobrato Science and Student Life Center.
“It seems like every year this campus is evolving,” said Mitty senior Josh Smith. “I would have to say this is the single greatest addition to campus. I am very excited for the various opportunities this new building presents. I am a little jealous too.”
The two-story building located adjacent to Woodward Plaza, near the Schott Family Music Center, will be a state-of-the-art and environmentally responsible multi-disciplinary building for science education as well as student life and leadership activities. The 17,000-square foot building is expected to open in early 2017 and is the largest building project since the school opened 50 years ago.
“I am really excited about this facility,” said John A. Sobrato. “I am very happy to help Mitty enhance itself and be competitive.”
Joining Principal Tim Brosnan at the groundbreaking ceremony were John A. and Susan Sobrato and Bishop Patrick J. McGrath.
“This is a wonderful moment in the life of this great high school,” said the Bishop. “I thank the Sobratos for your generosity. I look forward to next year (2017) and the ribbon cutting ceremony for this new building.”
With a co-ed student body of nearly 1,700 students, Mitty can boast that 100 percent of graduating seniors are accepted annually to four-year universities.
Learn more about Archbishop Mitty at www.Mitty.com.