Transforming Teaching and Learning

The Master Plan will serve the needs of our students with enhancements that support academic rigor, applied learning, and a student-centered approach.


Renovation of three existing historic buildings, which originally housed the Royce School for Boys in the 1970s, will provide students with over 25,000 square feet of new dedicated STEM classroom space and Design-Maker Labs. With moveable walls, break-out areas and cutting-edge technology, students can practice interdisciplinary work in multi-functional spaces.

In the Bay Area, a region known for technological innovation, our students and teachers crave a dedicated space to access tools for ideation, prototype, and design.

A departure from the standard single-use classroom, Design-Maker labs will be designed to allow hands-on study in woodworking, robotics, digital fabrication, textiles, set design and new media.

Kindergarteners can create Rube Goldberg machines, middle-schoolers may learn the ancient art of Indian block printing, and college-bound seniors will pursue their individual passions with independent design and construction projects.

A new learning environment for these disciplines will expand upon the caliber of the Head-Royce experience and encourage students to apply their skillsets in novel ways while developing real-world problem-solving capabilities.

All priorities to enhance our campus respond directly to the goals and initiatives outlined in our Strategic Plan, Bridge to 2022, giving us the space to implement our vision for the future.