St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Kenner celebrated the opening of its new campus on Sept. 5 with a prayer service and blessing led by Archbishop Gregory Aymond, who blessed the 82,000 square feet of school buildings, the school’s 500 students and each classroom on nine acres of Divine Mercy Parish. The school, which first opened in 1984, now has a one-story building housing the Early Childhood Center, with two classrooms each for Pre-K1 and Pre-K2; a small cafeteria; and a multipurpose room for enrichment classes.
It also has two classes each for Pre-K3, Pre-K4, separate classes for P.E., music and art; an administration area with a conference room, offices, a work/copy room and faculty lounge. A two-story building is for kindergarten through third grade on the first floor, with a computer lab and an Individual Needs classroom; and a second floor for fourth through seventh grade with a science lab and foreign language classroom. A large covered play area is adjacent to the main cafeteria/auditorium. Fauntleroy Latham Weldon Barré Architects designed the building, and Voelkel McWilliams Construction built it, with Marcus Speed managing the project.