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The Bolles School announces plans for largest structure ever built on San Jose campus

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Students at The Bolles School will see some big changes to the San Jose campus in the future.

The school announced its plans for a “Center for Innovation” facility, a $25 million building that will include departments for science, math and technology.

This will be the largest structure ever built on the Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus and the most expansive construction since the historic Bolles Hall was built in 1925.

The building will be 47,000 square feet and three stories high. It will be built adjacent to the Bolles Hall and overlook the St. Johns River. The Bolles School provided renderings of the building below:

The Center for Innovation will also feature 12 sophisticated specialty labs and an “Anatomage table,” the world’s first virtual dissection table used by schools around the world.

Construction is expected to begin in June and be completed in two years. Frank Sanchez helped fund the building with a $5 million contribution, the largest single gift the school has ever received.

However, The Bolles School will need an additional $12 million in philanthropic gifts to meet the $25 million cost of the building.

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