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Our New Campus

Thanks to the generous support of our school community, Pacific Collegiate School moved into its new, permanent home in the fall of 2015. Pacific Collegiate Foundation acquired the former DASCOM building on the west side of Santa Cruz, and transformed the building into a modern educational facility exclusively for PCS.

Measuring approximately 50,000 square feet, the new facility provides a 25% increase in square footage over the school’s former site, allowing for a design that is driven by the specific needs of middle and high school students. The new building meets cutting-edge standards for new buildings, new schools, and technology infrastructure.
 

Features of the New PCS Campus 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