St. John’s Preparatory School, Brother Keefe C.F.X. Academic Center

Danvers, Massachusetts

  • FIRM

    Flansburgh Architects


    St. John's Preparatory School

  • AREA

    74,000 sq.ft.





Design team
David Croteau, Bill Beatrice

St. John’s Prep is an all-boys preparatory Catholic day school in Danvers, Mass. Its 175-acre campus serves 1,150 boys in grades 9 to 12. The school enlisted Flansburgh to create an academic building and a wellness center as part of its ambitious “20/20” strategic plan to enhance academic and student life.
The ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$300.00FEATURED IN2016 Architectural Portfolio completed Brother Keefe C.F.X. Academic Center houses the school’s computer science, mathematics, science, and world languages departments and emphasizes STEM education by offering spaces that facilitate collaborative, hands-on, multidisciplinary approaches to learning.
The building has 32 academic classrooms, state-of-the-art labs for biology, chemistry and physics, foreign languages labs, a fabrication lab, computer labs, a robotics lab, an aviation studio, and an open office for faculty with six conference areas, break rooms, and workrooms.
The position and location of the center completes an oval building configuration to create a more cohesive campus. To complement the early 20th-century design and masonry of its neighbor, the Xavier Building, the new facility is detailed with waterstruck brick, precast window heads and sills, sloping roofs, and dormers.