This morning, Palmer Trinity School (PTS) kicked off the first day of school with the inauguration of its long-awaited new classroom building. Patrick Roberts, head of school, and Michael Baiamonte, chairman of the board of trustees, led the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Mayor Eugene Flinn, Jr. and Councilwoman Karyn Cunningham of the Village Palmetto Bay, and the PTS board of trustees joined the approximately 1,000 students, teachers, staff and parents who attended this morning’s event in support of the school’s milestone.
After opening speeches by Roberts and Baiamonte, a service and blessing were led by Palmer Trinity’s chaplain, The Reverend Dr. Mary Ellen Cassini. The class of 2019 witnessed the moment up close from the front row.
Nine months in the making, the new academic building located on the school’s south campus features 15 innovative classrooms and a lecture hall. The newly opened classroom building now houses Palmer Trinity’s upper school students.
Roberts and Paul Zamek, associate head of school and director of real estate, oversaw the building of the project constructed by OHL Arellano. OHL Arellano is also known for the construction of the University of Miami’s alumni center and Florida International University’s MANGO building.
Now the real fun begins