Philadelphia’s Central High Receives $19 Million for Arts Center

Central High School in Philadelphia, the oldest continuously operating public high school in the country, has announced gifts totaling $19 million for the construction of a performing arts center. To be connected to the existing building via a transparent bridge, the two-story center will feature state-of-the-art labs and facilities for individual, ensemble, and choral music lessons; a four-hundred seat performance hall; and a modern lobby decorated with student art and photography.