This summer, Paul VI will be moving from 16 acres in Fairfax to 68 acres in the Chantilly/South Riding area of Loudoun County.
The school’s new state-of-the-art facilities will ensure Paul VI can continue to offer a superior college preparatory Catholic education for generations to come.
A beautiful chapel at the heart of the campus will center the PVI community in faith. The chapel features a view of green space and is centrally located so that it can be seen from almost every part of campus.
The chapel is enhanced by an outdoor grotto and Stations of the Cross will line the path from the academic building to the athletic center.
The chapel creates an edge to a landscaped courtyard. This central courtyard is an exterior extension of the Dining Commons, a two-story atrium where students will gather for meals, team meetings, morning class prep, and after school parent pick-up.
The academic area includes over 60 classrooms and over eight labs. Classrooms have been designed to feature ample natural light and flexibility to adjust to various teaching and learning styles.
The performing arts space houses a theatre with seating for over 700, including a balcony and handicapped accessible seating. The space features an enhanced acoustics and sound system, a scene shop, orchestra pit and make-up costume space.
The athletics area will house two gymnasiums, as well as a wrestling room, trainers facility, and health classrooms.
Outside, Paul VI’s new campus will have a turf stadium field with lights, lined for soccer, football and lacrosse; a turf field with lights lined for baseball and field hockey; a softball field with natural grass and lights; six tennis courts, and an eight lane track with a multi-purpose grass field.
Every floor of each academic wing will have a teachers’ lounge and a comfortable collaboration area with soft seating that can be used for individual or group study. Outdoor patios will encourage students to take their lunch outside and enjoy the natural beauty of the campus.
The Learning Commons will contain library stacks, as well as the latest audio-visual and information technology equipment required to prepare students for college, and soft, quiet seating areas for research and study.
Staff will move into their new home this summer and the campus will open for students in August 2020.
Paul VI’s new campus is certainly built on a strong foundation. More than 1,000 rosaries -- prayed over by faculty, staff, alumni and students -- are buried in the foundation of the school.