Severn School plans to build a new gym

The Baltimore Sun  |  Julie Scharper The Severn School plans to start construction soon on a new gym and fitness center with help from a $5 million gift - the largest in the school's history - from a Baltimore-based developer. A charitable foundation set up by Edward A. St. John, founder and CEO of St. John Properties Inc., announced the gift to the private middle and high school yesterday. Construction on the $10 million Edward St. John Athletic Center, which will feature a multipurpose field house with two basketball courts, could begin as early as this summer, said Kristyn Kuhn,...