PKS Opens New Lower Elementary Building

On the first day of school this year, PKS officially opened the doors to our newest building on campus. The Rectory, named after its original use as a rectory by the campus's previous owners, will now house kindergarten through second grades. As an historic building in San Francisco, its facade has been restored and refurbished to reflect its past. The Rectory now holds six state-of the-art classrooms, four administrative offices, and a brand-new teachers’ lounge.

With the Rectory complete, the school now begins a "year off" construction under the Master Plan. The back fence has been removed and the playground space for elementary students is now bigger than ever, with a beach-sized sandbox, climbing structure, and basketball court. Shrubs and small trees have been planted to add a green landscape to the area.

 The elementary playground space between the Rectory and Pioneer Hall. Greenery has been planted along each walkway.

The elementary playground space between the Rectory and Pioneer Hall. Greenery has been planted along each walkway.

 The new classrooms are spacious and full of light.

The new classrooms are spacious and full of light.

 First graders hard at work in their new space.

First graders hard at work in their new space.

 The brand-new Kindergarten Blue classroom.

The brand-new Kindergarten Blue classroom.

 Roomy kindergarten classrooms each have direct access to the playground.

Roomy kindergarten classrooms each have direct access to the playground.

Staff and families alike are all very excited about the newest building -- although now we all need to remember to add in a couple minutes to walk across our growing campus!