The Vision for the Future 2021
Continuing To Build Leaders For The Next 100 Years


With your help we accomplished much during this challenging 2020-2021 school year. We were able to: 

  • Provide our students daily in-person instruction which actively engaged them in learning and supported their family life.
  • Continue building a more diverse and inclusive community within our student body, faculty and staff.
  • Significantly upgrade the school’s IT infrastructure and offer our students, faculty and staff the most up-to-date resources and technology.
  • Provide a St. Charles education to all interested young men and their families. Last year alone, thanks in great part to the school’s endowment funds, St. Charles was able to provide our families more than $1.4 million in financial aid and $450,000 more in academic and merit-based scholarships.
  • Reach the initial benchmarks of the campaign goal of $20 Million for The Vision for the Future: Building Leaders for the Next 100 Years. 

The Journey Continues

  • The St. Charles Endowment Fund grew to a value of $25 million.
  • Support was secured to enhance and beautify Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto.
  • Support was secured to begin the construction of the new Frank E. Murphy ’54 Convocation Center. 
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Enhancing Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto

  • Twin waterfalls on each side of the Grotto.
  • The Mackessy Family Area of Reflection and Sitting Wall.
  • A large circular plaza that creates gathering space for students, faculty and other members of the St. Charles community.
  • A landscape design that supports this historical faith-forming area. 

The Frank E. Murphy '54 Convocation Center

This new facility will contain a number of special spaces, including:

  • A state-of-the-art arena that provides space for athletic events, concerts, and large gathering.
  • Flexible space to accommodate educational experiences public events.
  • The Riat Family Court
  • The Paul E. Heller ’82 Family Hall of Champions
  • The Anne Park Foyer

Join Us In The Next Step

St. Charles understands the importance of preparing current and future generations of Carolians to successfully compete in an ever-globalized 21st century world. Students learning styles and the manner in which they receive and process information is changing. To provide current and future students a world-class education and a learning experience that aligns with the mission of the school, efforts must be made to:

  • Continue to provide and retain the finest teachers and staff.

  • Continue to offer access to the most up-to-date technology tools and resources.

  • Continue to build flexible learning spaces that provide the development of the mind, body and spirit of all St. Charles students. 

The Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center will be a multi-floor modern facility that will provide technology and media resources with:

  • Flexible room design for student/teacher collaboration.
  • Dedicated space for S.T.E.M activities.
  • All spaces designed to provide technology access to students, faculty and the community.

The Vision for the Future... Building Leaders for the Next 100 Years

St. Charles Advisory Board

Alex K. Loehrer ’94, Chairman
Daniel P. Sullivan ’83, Vice Chairman
Matthew J. Finn
Lori M. Hamrock
Rev. Michael R. Hartge ’03
Michael W. Kelley ’03
Rev. Charles F. Klinger ’61
Paul S. LeCorgne
Craig S. Lee ’77
Rachel M. Lustig
John T. Mackessy ’78
Steven A. Miller ’77
Thomas P. Schindler ’92
Martin L. Savko, Jr. ’07
Derek P. Sharp ’82
Michael P. Stickney
Charles A. Strickler
Zachary M. Swisher ’95
Patrick S. Vaccaro, M.D.
James H. Zink ’89

St. Charles Administration

James R. Lower, Principal
Richard V. Ey ’94, Dean of Students
John H. O’Neil, Dean of Academics
Edward M. Gruber ’09, Dean of Learning Formation 

Development Office Staff

Cherri L. Taynor, Development Officer
Nina L. Keyes, Development Officer
Daniel J. Tarpy, Development Officer
Louis J. Fabro ’83, Director, Alumni Affairs and Communications


St. Charles Preparatory School
2010 E Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43209
Phone: (614) 252-6714


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