In 2012, Head-Royce School was presented with the transformative opportunity to purchase the former Lincoln Child Center (located across the street at 4368 Lincoln Avenue) to create additional learning spaces that further support the educational goals, strategic vision, and core values of the School.
In December 2013, the architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill was engaged to lead the community in a thoughtful and comprehensive process to determine the School's most pressing facility needs and create a campus Master Plan to articulate priorities and guide all work moving forward. Our neighbors were also invited to offer input at two meetings in June of 2014. The proposed uses of the new South Campus continue to be developed with several important considerations in mind, including programmatic needs, environmental sustainability, and neighborhood impact.
In the time period since the initial purchase of the LLC property and the early planning stages, there have been internal factors that have delayed our anticipated filing dates, including a change in Head of School leadership, a formal process to amend our Planned Unit Development (PUD) permit, and the undertaking of a detailed strategic planning process. Head-Royce is still in the process of vetting best potential use ideas with feedback from faculty, parents, alumni, and neighbors as we continue to work toward a final proposal. We are also working to determine a fundraising strategy which will allow us to successfully carry out our goal of creating a vibrant, well-integrated learning environment for our community while continuing to carefully steward our financial resources. - February 2018
April 25, 2018:
Head-Royce hosted a Neighborhood Meeting to give an update on the School's Master Plan and preview the vision for the former Lincoln Child Center. The slideshow presentation and feedback form can be accessed below. Access the meeting summary here.
An aerial image of the property with street names can be accessed here.
July 6, 2018:
The School has filed a Pre-Application with the City of Oakland, which can be accessed via the button below.
December 20, 2018:
The School has filed the Application with the City of Oakland, which can be accessed via the button below.
Community Feedback Form
All feedback forms are read closely and discussed within the internal Head-Royce Master Plan working group. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. The School anticipates being able to address many of the recurrent themes through the Project Description and Environmental Impact Report.