Newark Catholic Performing Arts Center Addition

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New entrance to school and Performing Arts Center

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Arial View of Entrance & Performing Arts Center

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Inside the Performing Arts Center

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The Vision

While the academic reputation of Newark Catholic High School has remained strong for the last 60 years, the building’s infrastructure and core academic areas are much the same as they were in 1958. The INSPIRE Campaign will complete our vision for the future by improving the overall learning environment, our long-term financial stability and the appearance and functionality of the campus that promotes our Catholic identity.


In February of 2018, we conducted a planning study to measure the level of support for our proposed project. The positive response to the study indicates strong support for a fundraising campaign that will focus on a major enhancement to our Performing Arts and Innovation. As a result, we are beginning INSPIRE — a $2.6+ million campaign. The Center for Performing Arts & Innovation project will be funded by this campaign.


The goal is to construct a 500-seat Performing Arts & Innovation Center, with up-to-date technology, lighting, sound, and air conditioning.


View slideshow of the Vision and Campaign Highlights

View the highlights of our Campaign brochure and see the vision, the design, our Newark Catholic history and future, the many benefits to our students, what Newark Catholic graduates are saying, and much more.


Click on the image to get started. (12 slides total)


Estimated Costs

Estimated costs for this expansion to our School are $2.6 million.


Details of what the expansion includes are provided in the Campaign Slideshow above (and the brochure).







Laura Lewis, NC ‘78, Parent Class of ‘09, ‘11



Steve & Salena Hitchens, Parent Class of ‘17

Doug Donaldson, NC ‘72, Parent Class of ‘97, 2000



Shannon Caudill, NC ‘96, Parent Class of ‘25, ‘27

Brad Feightner, NC ‘05

Mark Mauter, NC ‘78, Parent Class of ‘10, ‘12

Jamie Richardson, Parent Class of ‘18, ‘20, ‘23, ‘25, ‘28

Brooke Riggleman, Parent Class of ‘18, ‘20, ‘24

Wes Poth, Parent Class of ‘97, ‘99



Beth Hill, NC ‘79

Dennis Moore, Parent Class of ‘20



Bruce Boylan

Bob Sisson

Andrea Pannel



Luke Baus, NC ‘96