Our New High School

Bishop Heelan High School is making history with the opening of its beautiful new classroom building -- wired and equipped for 21st century learning. The $11 million, two-floor building features 29 classrooms, three breakout study rooms for collaborative work, a media center, an elevator and spacious stairways. Heelan’s five science classrooms feature a lab in each room to enable more hands-on learning emphasized in new science curriculum standards.

Each classroom is equipped with a 70-inch Vizio TV with sound bar to connect with faculty’s all new laptop/tablets. Each classroom is carpeted, has wireless access and a telephone equipped with a PA system for school announcements. In addition, each teacher has a new desk, chair, credenza and storage cabinets in their classroom, thanks to generous donations by former faculty, staff and the class of 1967.

The locations of the career and guidance and registrar offices, administration offices and chaplain’s office will enable more collaborative staff interactions.

New Heelan Classroom Building by the Numbers

- 55,000 Square ft
- 2 stories

- 29 classrooms: 15 classrooms upstairs and 14 downstairs

- 5 science rooms (3 with fume hood)

- 3 Learning Breakout Rooms

- 29 70-inch screens: one in every classroom and more

- 29 built-in lower and upper storage cabinet units: in every classroom

- 51 framed contemporary prints of saints lining the hallways

- 4 Offices in a unified Administration Hub

- Career Center with Registrar

- 1 318 Deans Office

- 1 Chaplain’s Office

- Air-conditioned throughout

- 6 Classrooms in a Safety Shelter of  2 floors, with restrooms and its own air system

- 48 Security cameras

- 40 PA/Telephones in every classroom

- Fire sprinklers in every classroom

- 977 light fixtures

- 1 elevator

- 29 rooms with wireless access

- 1,700 Sq Ft. Larger Media Center – larger than current Heelan Media Center

- 34 exterior windows

- 1 Athletic Training Room

- 1 major space for the Girls and Boys Locker rooms when gymnasium is built