The Campaign for Grymes: Building for the Next 75

Build, Connect, Inspire Every Generation

The Campaign for Grymes is a strategic investment in our school. Building on a 75-year strong foundation, we seek to bring our campus up to the exceptional level of our faculty and programs. This bold vision will enhance the facilities used daily to launch the next generation of joyful learners. We hope you will join us in our exciting endeavor!

New Athletics Center

  • 15, 308 sq. ft. with a seating capacity of 447
  • Regulation basketball court
  • Cultural venue for Grymes traditions
  • Spacious entry hall and new locker rooms
  • Outdoor gathering areas

Renovated Performing Arts Center

  • 3,659 sq. ft. with a seating capacity of 260
  • Enhanced theater and stage
  • Improved lighting
  • New multimedia technology
  • Indoor multipurpose recreation area

New Library, Science, & Technology Center

  • Expanded and updated library
  • New Innovation Studio and outdoor Discovery Patio
  • Improved science labs and STEM resources
  • Connector to Gardner Hall

Transformed Lower School

  • Renovated, more spacious classrooms
  • Enlarged main entrance and improved security
  • Greater outdoor access
  • New hardcourt for playground
  • Updated administrative offices and faculty room

Launching Learners

This birdseye view of the proposed projects offers a glimpse of the future and illustrates a carefully selected set of phased projects to maximize our facilities and grounds. Each completed phase will enable us to launch our learners into a brighter, bolder future for generations to come – starting today!

Cherishing Tradition, Building the Future

Your generosity fuels our campaign.

The Campaign for Grymes: Building for the Next 75
Campaign Cabinet

Campaign Co-Chairs

Philip Strange 

Philip Thornton P’26 

Randy Merrick ’69, P’03,’08

Honorary Co-Chairs

Tom Bond P’81,’86,’92

Jim Collins P’09,’11

Betty Gardner GP’07,’11

Campaign Executives

Jonathan Brand P‘22,’23,’25,’27,’30

Franklin Daniels P‘19

Page Sullenberger P’84,‘88, GP’16,‘19

Campaign Cabinet

Pat Barnhardt, P ’97,‘00

Jonathan Brand,
P’22,’23,’25,’27,’30

Arthur Bryant ’79, P’05,‘08,‘14

 Franklin Daniels, P’19

Gene Harwell ’61

Pam Hudson, P’03,‘06

Betty Long, GP’26,‘31

Randy Merrick ’69, P’03,’08

Andrew & Kim Oliver,
P’12,’13,‘17,‘21 

 Peter & Peggy Rice,
P’83,‘85,‘93, GP’23,‘27

Molly Seeley ’05

Frazier & Meghan Stowers, P’32

Philip Strange

Page Sullenberger,
P’84,‘88, GP’16,‘19

Philip & Kelly Thornton, P’26

Penny Work