Children to Dedicate New Campus on September 18

Students of The Children’s School at Claremont McKenna College will celebrate the opening of their new campus at a formal dedication ceremony on Saturday, September 18, 1999 at 3:30 pm. The celebration is open to the public and will take place on the new campus, 654 E. Sixth Street in Claremont (at the intersection of Sixth Street and Claremont Boulevard).

The afternoon will feature activities for children, brief remarks by Claremont McKenna College President Pamela Gann, Children’s School director Janet Dreyer, and others.

The afternoon will also feature a special recognition of Jack Stark, president emeritus of Claremont McKenna College. Jack Stark led the drive to find a new home for The Children’s School when it faced closure two years ago.

Construction on the $2.5 million campus was completed in August 1999. Classes began on Wednesday, September 8.

Founded in 1936 as the Mary B. Eyre Children’s School, The Children’s School at Claremont McKenna College serves nearly 100 Claremont-area children between the ages of 2 and 7. Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective independent liberal arts college educating leaders in business and public affairs. CMC enrolls 1,000 students and is a member of The Claremont Colleges.