NEWCASTLE – U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), along with Head of School David Sturdevant and others, formally opened the school’s Cable-Burns Applied Technology and Engineering Center and a Residence Hall today during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. During the event, Senator King spoke about the importance of cultivating hands-on, 21st century approaches to learning that will prepare students for success in today’s global economy.
“The Cable-Burns Center and new Residence Hall are outstanding examples of how something as simple as a building can support learning, encourage collaboration, and engage the community,” Senator King said. “As everyone who was involved in this project knows, these buildings are more than a new dorm or set of classrooms – they’re laboratories for creativity and for bold, visionary ideas that could change the world. It’s inspiring to see these new learning spaces and the impact that they – combined with the support of great teachers – can have on students. I congratulate Lincoln Academy on today’s exciting event and am honored to be part of it.”
The Cable-Burns Applied Technology Center, which was completed in February, offers 10,000 square feet of additional classroom space and is already home to a dozen courses, including vocational classes, computer science, art, digital media, architecture, and design. The spacious, open, and light-filled facility complements curricular offerings and allows students in different classes to collaborate on projects that combine interdisciplinary goals, something that was not possible in the old building. The center also features a business and technology incubator available for use by both students and community members.
The new Residence Hall opened its doors to 40 boarding students in January, and by next spring, will house a total of 54 students. In addition to the dorm rooms and faculty apartments, the versatile building also contains several offices as well as generous common spaces that can host community events and help support student growth.
Photo 1: Senator King cuts the ribbon in front of the Cable-Burns Applied Technology Center at Lincoln Academy.