Congratulations & happy 100th to Cate School.
The school celebrates 100 years of students living and learning through founder Curtis Wolsey Cate’s belief in:
“…a simple, active life with certain daily chores to be performed; early, cold-water bathing, out of door living and playing; serious studying and reading, choral singing, good music, and a sympathetic attitude towards all the arts; high standards of work and conduct; daily moments for reverent thought, and the almost constant companionship of honorable and unselfish men and women.” (Cate School Celebrates 100 Years On 10.10.10)
Built on contributions from all parts of the school’s constituency, the Centennial Campaign (started in 2005 ) will work to ensure the school’s future in direct and indirect ways. Campaign funds directed toward endowment will support faculty and students.
Physically, a portion of “Centennial Campaign funds are dedicated to sustainable/green buildings on campus…The Cate campus now has seven LEED buildings on campus, more than any other school in the country…”
The successful campaign represents a tangible expression of belief in the Cate’s work with it’s students; a record 45% of alumni and 91% of parents made donations to Cate during the past year.
Cate headmaster, Benjamin D. Williams IV commented:
“True to the life Mr. Cate envisioned in 1910, our school continues to be a place where students become their best selves—responsible to themselves and the people and world around them—through commitment, scholarship, companionship and service…”