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A Brief Overview

Following years of due diligence, strategic planning, and fundraising committee work, Harbor Day School’s Building and Grounds Committee put forward preliminary plans for the city’s planning commission to approve, unanimously received in June 2019. In November 2019, the Board of Trustees voted to move forward with the first phase of the master plan, which commenced in Spring 2020. The new campus at our current location will have nearly 100,000 square feet of classrooms and other educational and office spaces. As the project moves forward in earnest, more information will be available and this page will continue to be updated. In the meantime, please consider the Frequently Asked Questions page or offer one we have not yet heard in the questions and contacts section below.

List of 11 news stories.

  • Summer of 2022 consruction preparing the ground.

    Summer and Fall 2022 Update

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  • Harbor Day Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    On December 16, 2021, Harbor Day School held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Harbor Day School’s new school building, located at 3443 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar, CA. The ceremony was attended by school faculty, staff, students, school families, Harbor Day Board of Trustees, and members of the community.
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  • The social stairs almost complete

    Fall 2021 - Construction Highlights

    Paul Casey
    The bathrooms, offices, and classrooms are essentially complete as to the installation of flooring, cabinetry, ceilings, lighting, and plumbing. Each room is somewhat unique, and the cabinetry and equipment installed should provide a great deal of function for our faculty, especially in the science and art areas. Unlike our current classrooms, each room in the building can be separately temperature controlled.
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  • Sheathing installation on outside walls

    April 2021 - Construction Highlights

    The construction crew at DPR have made a lot of progress with the new campus. If you drive by the school right now, the sheathing is being installed outside of the entire building. Inside, drywall work began in March and continues through this month. It is very exciting to see the formation of each space with the framing and drywall in place. The external framing of the library and the art rooms (south side of campus) is complete. More concrete was poured on the interior steps and on the base level of the great stairs at the end of March.
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  • Second floor ocean view!

    March 2021 - Construction Highlights

    Harbor Day’s New Campus Project continues to take shape as framing continues along the exterior and interior of the main building. This first phase building contains classrooms for all classes except for music and P.E., which will have their learning spaces in the next building, which houses the gym and the theater, as well as locker rooms and music rooms. More steel is being added to the inside for framing, and the exterior water-resistive barrier sheathing boards are being installed.
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  • Concrete pour on the first floor.

    February 2021 - Construction Highlights

    Phase I of the New Campus Building Project is underway. Over the summer and into the fall of 2020, the underground construction work took place. The work comprised of the installation of utilities, a 10,000 cubic feet underground stormwater chamber system was placed where the new athletic field will be, infrastructure that includes other electrical systems, including support for the indoor/outdoor fireplace.
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  • Topping Off Ceremony

    On December 17, our entire community students, faculty, current parents, alumni, current and past Trustees, and past parents joined virtually to watch this milestone in our construction of the new campus. Each student has their name represented on the beam that has been placed in our Science, Art and Design wing. 

    New Campus Building Project

    This article is taken from the Beacon Magazine Summer 2020
    After many years of discussion, careful consideration and planning dating back to the 1990s, we have embarked on our new campus project. 
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  • Modular Learning Village

    View our time-lapse video of the construction of our Modular Learning Village.
  • Demolition of the Blass Gymnasium

    Campus Project Update 7-24-20

    DPR Construction has been hard at work clearing the path for the beginning of construction on our new Phase I facility. On June 25, 2020, demolition began on the Blass Gym, and in just a few short weeks, the Blass, Linden Arts & Science Building, and Best Classroom Building have all been razed.
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  • Campus Project Update 6-1-20

    As we announced at our State of the School address on May 14, 2020, Harbor Day School is excited to move forward with the new building project. Physical work begins on June 8, and the first thing you will see is a construction fence. Demolition of the Blass Gymnasium, Linden Arts & Science Building, and the Best Classroom Building occurs mid-June.
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    • New Campus Front Entrance

    • Central Quad Area

    • The Master Site Plan

    • Site Plan with Location Detail

Architect: LPA, Inc.
Contractor: DPR Construction, Inc.

If you are interested in learning more about making a gift to the Campus Project, please contact Director of Development Olivia Baumgartner at (949) 640-1410 ext. 217 or obaumgartner@harborday.org.

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