Patti Kaltsas Education, Arts & Student Center
The Patti Kaltsas Education, Arts & Student Center honors Patti Kaltsas, wife of Headmaster Chris Kaltsas, for her longtime commitment to the students of SMS and to support the creative spirit embodied in each child.
The 12,000-square-foot Patti Kaltsas Center opened in the fall of 2014. The building mirrors the common palette of materials used in the current buildings, which evoke a sense of continuity and are a collection of quintessential New England-style architecture. The Student Center is located off of the central campus green near the small dorm and faculty townhouses, and shares magnificent views of Luckenbill Field below and the mountains beyond.
“Patti was devoted to the students of SMS, and this space speaks to that dedication to students and the arts,” Kaltsas said.
This building houses critical classroom space, informal social spaces, a large community gathering space and art space to enhance the art curriculum.
On Nov. 4, 2010 Stratton Mountain School lost one of its most devoted family members with the passing of Patricia “Patti” Kaltsas, wife of Headmaster Chris Kaltsas. Patti also leaves her three children, Paige Kaptuch, Hunter Kaltsas SMS ’99 and Brooke Kaltsas SMS ’00.
A talented artist, Patti touched SMS in all areas, from her decorative style throughout campus to her class rocks devoted to each graduating class. Her steady presence was always one of comfort, love and support.