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Strategic Plan: Permanence

The strategic Permanence goal is to establish a permanent home for La Scuola. Beyond square footage, La Scuola values the environment in which our children learn as the third teacher. Thus, having spaces that inspire and support our students and faculty to learn and explore is central to our vision. 

Permanence Initiatives: 

  • Identify a permanent site for our K8 campus 
    • La Scuola signed a 60-year lease for the St. Charles campus in the Mission
    • La Scuola continues to work with ZPZ Architects in Modena, Italy and new partners, Pfau Long Architecture in San Francisco, to transform our campuses with intent, practical design, integrity, and environmentally sensitive architecture. The Dogpatch, our Early Childhood campus, will undergo renovations in summer 2020
    • Remodel historical buildings at St. Charles and build a new building to move K-8 to the Mission campus when completed. 
    • Dogpatch Early Childhood campus will undergo renovations in summer 2020
  • Create a master facilities plan for operations of the Early Childhood campus in the Dogpatch and K-8 campuses in Alamo Square and the Mission. 

2019-2020 Academic Year 

  • Structural and cosmetic renovations completed at St. Charles historical building to facilitate move-in of grades 5-8 and administration. 
  • Completed design for Mission project, shared with the community
  • Planning Dept applications for the Mission project site are in progress
  • Classroom and Dogpatch remodel scheduled Summer 2020
  • Initiated construction financing discussions with several banks, hired GC in Q1 2020. All paused in March due to COVID Shelter in Place

2018-2019 Academic Year

  • La Scuola signed a 60-year lease for the St. Charles campus in the Mission
  • La Scuola continues to work with ZPZ Architects in Modena, Italy and new partners, Pfau Long Architecture in San Francisco, to transform our campuses with intent, practical design, integrity, and environmentally sensitive architecture. 
  • Completed design process for new Mission campus incorporating all stakeholders which will remodel historical buildings at St. Charles and build a new building to move K8 to Mission campus when completed. 
  • First round of the Mission project submitted to San Francisco Planning 
  • St. Charles Facilities plan completed to welcome grades 5-8 in 2019/2020
  • Dogpatch campus renovated: new yard surfacing, floors, roof, paint
  • Fell street campus renovated: bathrooms, new benches, new cover for shade in play yard, new furniture in classrooms