Cardinal Newman High School Kicks Off $10 Million Renovation

Faculty members celebrate the renovation at Cardinal Newman High School.

Cardinal Newman High School, a premier college preparatory Catholic high school in West Palm Beach, recently broke ground on its transformative $10 million renovation to the school’s North Academic Building. The renovation begins an exciting chapter in the school’s history as it undertakes significant enhancements to provide students with an even more enriching learning environment.

“We deeply appreciate the generosity of the many donors who have contributed and believed in the vision to enhance Cardinal Newman’s facilities to provide students with an unrivaled learning environment,” outgoing President Brother Thomas Zoppo said. “The incredible support and philanthropy of donors have surpassed our expectations, securing vital resources to propel the school’s mission forward.”

The newly renovated building will bring a state-of-the-art facility to students, faculty and administration and is scheduled to be completed in about a year. Throughout the renovation, CNHS remains fully operational and dedicated to delivering exceptional education to its students.

With a focus on innovation and student-centered spaces, the ambitious endeavor will create a dynamic environment that fosters creativity, collaboration and academic achievement. The renovation includes a more centralized entry; a welcome center with offices for admissions, college advising and student services; state-of-the-art science facilities and laboratories; an innovation center; and classrooms for mathematics.

Centrally located in West Palm Beach, CNHS has provided a college preparatory Catholic high school for more than 60 years. The leadership of Brother Thomas Zoppo, joined by campaign chairs Nick Coniglio and Rich Rendina, and major gifts chairs Ellen Acosta and Jim Arrigo, brought the vision to fruition. The school continues fundraising for the Shaping the Future appeal, a five-year endeavor that will allow advancement to be completed in phases as funding is provided.

Founded in 1961, Cardinal Newman has a rich tradition of attracting gifted scholars, athletes and artists who will become women and men of character, faith and intellect. The school’s coeducational environment allows students to grow and develop in a safe and communal setting. Every classroom promotes collaboration, creativity and critical thinking, and each student receives the support required to achieve his or her personal best. The campus is located at 512 Spencer Drive in West Palm Beach. Learn more at