For five decades, the instruction at St. Joseph High School has been state-of-the-art even as the school itself retained a 1950s feel. Recently, though, that changed with the dedication of the 20,000-square-foot Robert & Maureen O'Keefe Academic Center, which the school recently completed. The $4.5-million project was completed in 16 months and without incurring any debt.
"Less than a year and a half ago, we stood with shovels in hand, as the now archbishop of Baltimore, William E. Lori, broke the turf on this new center," said Principal William Fitzgerald. "Today, with our new technology in hand, we throw open new windows on the world of global learning."