The Foundation holds the vision, present from the School’s inception, to acquire or create a unified campus, with all grades and administration on one campus and adequate space to support comfortably the full range of our students’ educational, artistic and physical needs.
For many years the School was housed at two sites, the portable classrooms at Brookhaven (grades K-2) and the downtown campus on South Main St. (grades 3-8), and still the program was bursting at the seams. A larger campus would allow the School to offer any number of subjects it previously could not for lack of space. With a unified campus, the School could support greater integration between students in the different grades and their families. Finally, a larger playground and more expansive overall physical space would be a real enhancement to the students’ complete educational experience.
This then has been the long term vision of the Foundation. And is now reality.
On September 4, 2018 Sebastopol Charter School students and faculty began the 2018-19 school year on its new 20-acre campus. Though construction is still wrapping up, and school is in session with only the bare-bones completion of Phase 1, and minimal luxuries, the campus is open and ripe for all that can be envisioned.
At the same time, the Foundation also exists to support the School in maintaining its existing programming, salaries and infrastructure. In a time of sharp and long-term state education budget cuts, the Foundation has stepped forward to provide a needed financial backstop. Long term the Foundation is working to build an endowment for the ongoing support of the School’s programs.