By STEVEN T. DENNIS
A $4.5 million building program under way at St. James School south of Hagerstown will expand the 180-student boarding school without changing its essential character, school officials say.
A $2 million building housing a new library, two science labs, a classroom and an archives room is under construction.
"It's going to be a small Georgian jewel of a building," said Father Stuart Dunnan, headmaster.
The new library will be roughly double the size of the old library, and will be able to accommodate about 60 students at a time. The library will hold 25,000 volumes and six computers.
Workers also are enlarging and renovating Kemp Hall, the oldest academic building on the campus, to serve as a student center to include a book store, recreation room, snack bar, mailboxes and administrative offices. That work will cost $750,000.