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.
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.
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 (23,000 sf) - target commencement June 2018
Phase 3: New Back L-Wing Building (30,000 sf) - target commencement Fall 2021
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 Roderick Wyllie, Surfacedesign, Inc.; and project manager Mara Chase, projectFOCUS.