A Catholic school in Albany has announced one of the biggest planned upgrades in its 134-year history.

The Academy of Holy Names has provided more details on the $2.5 million initiative to bring campus into the 21st century. The renovations will include a brand new construction of a north classroom wing. The space will feature a lounge area, new technology and a physics lab. There are also plans to renovate the main entry to improve safety and security.



The project will be privately funded through a capital campaign called "Invest. Inspire. Ignite."

The school says this will advance education, career and leadership opportunities. School head MaryAnn Vigilante says students are already getting excited.

Construction is expected to begin at the end of the current school year.