Our Growing Campus

PKS is a young and thriving community building something extraordinary together. We are currently undergoing a multiphase transformation of our facilities and 1.5 acre campus to accommodate a 500–student preschool to eighth grade program by 2021.

Architectural rendering of new main entrance building

The campus is expanding almost tenfold from its original preschool building and will have over 70,000 square feet of space, which will reflect our dual identity as a mandarin immersion and progressive school. The construction plans are designed to ensure minimal disturbance to the students.

Upon completion, the PKS campus will feature:

  • 22 main classrooms, and 4 flex classrooms

  • Library, art studio, music facilities, science lab, makers studio

  • Large multi-purpose gym / auditorium

  • Teaching kitchen and flexible dining area

  • Natural and modern lighting, excellent soundproofing, open-air areas, and flexible spaces for collaboration and reflection

  • Overall increase in outdoor play space, including rooftop area

  • Sustainable design: LEED gold considerations, solar panels, water recycling, etc.

Campus aerial view

Campus site plan

PKS is currently in year five of a nine-year master planning process (2012 to 2021), including four main phases of construction: 

Phase 1: Pioneer Hall renovation (11,000 sf) - completed Spring 2015
Phase 2a: Rectory renovation (9,000 sf) - completed August 2017
Phase 2b: New Front Entrance U-Wing Building (30,000 sf) - completed August 2019
Phase 3: New Back L-Wing Building (30,000 sf) - target commencement TBD

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The PKS Campus Master Plan has been guided by the following conceptual design goals:

  • Meet the educational program requirements for expansion from preschool through eighth grade

  • Maximize outdoor play and learning space and natural light

  • Provide flexibility for rooms and buildings to easily adapt to changing needs of a growing school

  • Reflect the dual identity of PKS as both a progressive school and a Mandarin immersion program

  • Combine timeless design with cost efficiency

The PKS Campus Master Plan is being led by the school's Master Plan Committee and the PKS Board; architects Laura Rambin and Bill Bondy, Studio Bondy Architecture; landscape architect Scott Mulholland, Creo Landscape Architecture; and project manager Mara Chase, projectFOCUS.