A modern take on a medieval masterpiece
Pace’s first classroom building, originally a home dating back to 1931, has welcomed students since the school’s founding in 1958. In the early days, Pace utilized every nook and cranny of the stately building—classes took place in former bedrooms and bathrooms, and the formal dining room functioned simultaneously as a classroom, library and cafeteria.
Over the decades, student-centered activities moved to newer facilities on Pace’s growing campus, and the “Castle” became a hub for the school’s administrative functions. Nonetheless, Pace's spirit of family—and home—first took root inside the Castle's walls; today the iconic building remains a symbol of pride and tradition for the entire Pace community.
Accelerate Pace will provide for the restoration and renovation of the Castle, modernizing the aging structure’s interior spaces while preserving its iconic facade. The Castle will continue to house administrative offices, but it will also accommodate academic endeavors in new spaces specifically designed for Middle and Upper School robotics and STEAM & Design programs.
Planning for these enhancements is in the early phase, and construction will begin following the completion of the Kam Memar Lower School.