Because Presidio Knolls is a new school, we have been and will continue to build on our property to support our growing student population.
The first phase of renovation and construction occurred between 2011 to 2015. Two major buildings were seismically upgraded and renovated to become suitable for school use. The front elementary building and Pioneer Hall were built out into classrooms and a multi-use open space/gymnasium, yielding 16,800 square feet of space for the school. This construction was entirely financed by more than $7.5 million in donations from the school community.
In 2016, we purchased the full Presidio Knolls School campus, and embarked on the second phase of renovation and construction, which will continue through 2019. In the fall of 2017 we completed the upgrade of the "rectory," the building facing Howard Street that will ultimately house our middle school. Next, we will build a new 22,000 square foot, three-story "U" building facing 10th Street that will house our upper elementary classrooms .
A second capital campaign is underway to raise $25 million for this second phase of construction. A strong start enabled us to fund and complete the renovation of the rectory already, and advance us towards construction of the "U" building in the summer of 2018.
We hope that all families will contribute to their ability in order to build the future classrooms for their children.
The final stage of construction is a new two-story "L" building at the base of the campus to house preschool through second grade classes, along with a rooftop playground and an outdoor lunch/event area. This will yield an additional 30,000 square feet of space for the school and complete our vision for PKS.
Photos: parent volunteers and John Lee