When a classical, Catholic elementary school outgrew its current building, they approached Harrison Design to design a main building and master plan on a newly purchased site. The architecture of the school is heavily influenced by traditional New England architecture, Catholic church architecture, and classical architecture in general, reflecting respectively the school’s location, character, and vocation. Clapboard siding and cedar shake roofing were chosen to be in keeping with traditional New England building materials.

The main entrance leads into a two-story entrance hall, elevating the students to noble academic pursuits. The library is directly across the hall from the main entrance, further emphasizing the school’s rigorous academic focus. The Chapel has a prominent presence, visible from the street and volumetrically distinct from the main building. A Marian shrine, rondels with figures of saints, and a belfry steeple further emphasize the school’s Catholic mission.

St. Benedicts