Our New Home
With your help, Pacific Collegiate School will have a new home by fall 2015. Pacific Collegiate Foundation has acquired the former DASCOM building on the west side of Santa Cruz and is transforming the building into a modern educational facility exclusively for PCS.
“Our new campus is going to have a tremendous, positive impact on our students. With a more appropriate learning environment designed specifically for junior and senior high school students, our program, our students, and our faculty will truly thrive,” said Simon Fletcher, PCS Principal.
PCS’s new home will provide students and faculty quite a change from the school’s original church site and its current elementary school site.
The new facility provides a 25% increase in square footage over the school’s current site, allowing for a design that is driven by the specific needs of middle and high school students. The new facility measures just under 50,000 square feet. The result of extensive research and evaluation, the design is modern and safe, meeting cutting edge standards for new buildings, new schools, and technology infrastructure.
Features of the PCS’s new home include:
- A dedicated classroom for every teacher
- A well-outfitted library with views of Monterey Bay
- 3-D science and technology labs
- Modern technology interfaces throughout
- LED lighting throughout
- A multi-use student union
- An expansive outdoor deck overlooking a student accessible riparian area belonging to the Santa Cruz Land Trust
- Indoor and outdoor spaces designed to provide ample opportunities for students to study, relax and recreate, as well as supporting opportunities for informal interactions and small group collaborations
- Spacious rooms and high ceilings throughout
- New heating and cooling units, and operable windows for fresh air
- Wings dedicated to Math, Science, English, World Language, History, and Performing and Visual Arts
- Specific designs for PCS’s curriculum areas and needs
- A quiet location surrounded by green space, multi-use trails and nature opportunities, and near to Long Marine Lab and Wilder Ranch