Maureen Fonseca Center for Athletics and Arts
The Maureen Fonseca Center for Athletics and Arts (Fonseca Center) is a dynamic addition to The Masters School and plays a vital role in advancing the school’s mission into the 21st century. The Fonseca Center is like no other building on The Masters School campus and creates a vibrant gathering place for day and boarding students, faculty, staff and families.
The Fonseca Center was designed to reflect and elevate the school's Harkness table teaching methodology that encourages diverse opinions and shared experiences. This innovative complex provides new and expanded athletic and arts facilities, a café, and other important spaces and services -- all designed to develop well-rounded students who have enthusiasm and appreciation for academics, the arts and athletics.
Highlights of the 75,000- square-foot building include: state-of-the-art fencing facility, six-lane competition swimming pool, four squash courts, fitness center, running track and a gymnasium with a regulation basketball court, two practice courts and two volleyball courts. From an arts perspective, the facility features two dance studios, a large art gallery, music rehearsal and performance space, an experimental theater, and a digital media lab. The Fonseca Center is also a "green" building, achieving a Gold LEED certification with rooftop solar panels and an energy-efficient heating and cooling system.