Building on the momentum of the initial phase of the Ladue Education Foundation’s (LEF) capital campaign, in which we secured nearly $2 million in pledges toward the renovation of Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS), the LEF is now engaged in phase two, bringing naming opportunities to our supporters, alumni and district families.

We invite the community to be a part of this important event in our district's history. Naming rights are still available for classrooms, a "green" roof, outdoor seating, and other enrichment areas and athletic facilities.

Capital Campaign

Like many public schools in the country, the original structure of LHWHS dates back to the 1950s. Numerous adjacent school districts have renovated their high schools in recent years in order to address the needs of aging facilities. In addition, certain types of instruction are impeded by outdated science labs and classrooms that are not designed for small group learning and other modern teaching methods.

Prop R passed on April 5, 2016, with 64% of voters supporting an $85.1 million bond referendum to renovate Ladue Horton Watkins High School, as well as other less extensive projects on other district campuses.

Capital Campaign Supporters

The LEF is extremely grateful to those who donated or pledged in the early phase of the capital campaign to support renovations at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. The generosity of these donors demonstrated both community support and the willingness of many to take a leadership role.

Nearly $2 million has been pledged to support the high school renovation and will be used in addition to the funds generated by Proposition R, which taxpayers approved on April 5, 2016.

Click here for a list of early supporters.

Learn more about the progress of the high school renovation on the Ladue School District renovation website, including floor plans, live construction cam, and a digital fly-over view!