Annunciation expansion on track for groundbreaking this fall

COLUMBUS – Annunciation School has raised $2 million of the $3 million dollars needed to expand its school facility. The school announced the expansion plan last year after several years of enrollment increases.
“Our architectural committee has met and new building designs have been drawn. Demolition and new construction bids are going out and we hope to break ground sometime in the coming months,” said Katie Fenstermacher, marketing and admissions director for the school.

A rendering of the new Annunciation School. (Courtesy of Katie Fenstermacher)

During the summer the current school building and cafeteria building got a new roof. Work crews added walls and doors where partitions use to be in the existing classrooms. The library and offices have been moved temporarily in preparation for construction to begin.
The students’ routine has not been impacted much. They eat lunch in the classrooms and dismissal is a little different this year.
“We’re excited to provide the best environment we can for continued excellence at our school,” said Father Jeffrey Waldrep, canonical administrator for the school.
“Overall, you can feel the excitement among our school family,” added principal Joni House. Administrators hope to be in the new building by next fall. Meanwhile, the capital campaign continues. To donate, go to