One cheerful “Einstein” and a “mad scientist” held open the doors to the new Boswell Science & Technology Center, welcoming guests and staff to explore the hallways of scientific discovery at the King’s Academy.
On Aug. 13, more than 300 guests and staff members toured the pristine classrooms, laboratories and offices of TKA’s newest investment in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies.
The Boswell Center includes three life science laboratories, a chemistry/physics laboratory, four flexible-design STEM classrooms and four offices.
Funding for the $2.7 million project came from gifts from parents, grandparents, alumni and friends of the school. The building is named in honor of lead gift givers Holly (Loveland) and John Boswell of Palm Beach Gardens. The chemistry/physics laboratory is named in recognition of a major gift from Jan Smith, while the life sciences laboratory is named in recognition of a significant gift from Raul and Dr. Jill Rodila.
At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, donors were invited to share their sentiments on the Boswell Center and what it meant to their families, who are deeply involved with the school.
TKA President Randal L. Martin thanked everyone who contributed to the successful opening, just in time for the beginning of the school year.
“To our headmaster, Doug Raines, and our faculty and staff, thanks for the hard work and a brilliant strategy that has elevated the King’s Academy among the elite schools in Florida,” Martin said.
Construction began on the Boswell Center in September 2017. It was designed by Randolph Hansen of InterPlan Architects Inc. and was built by Hedrick Brothers Construction.
The King’s Academy is located at 8401 Belvedere Road. TKA is a National Blue Ribbon, Christian school serving more than 1,400 students from preschool through 12th grade. TKA serves students and their families across Palm Beach County at its campus at Belvedere Road and Sansbury’s Way and its satellite preschool campuses in Boynton Beach, Greenacres, Loxahatchee/Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens and Royal Palm Beach. Learn more about TKA at www.tka.net.