Expansion in Richmond

Making Waves Academy will expand its enrollment in grades 5-12 each year for the next five years, growing the student population from 1,050 this academic year to approximately 1,500.

The facilities expansion project, which is supported by Making Waves Foundation, has provided an additional 14 acres and 250,000 square feet of teaching space on the Lakeside campus. The middle and upper school facilities now include collaborative open learning areas, a parent resource center, restorative justice centers, a gymnasium, music rooms, maker spaces, and performance art spaces. An additional gym and fields for the upper school as well as a campus nearby for lower grades are planned over the next several years.

The goals of the project are to serve more students of need from the community, increase the breadth and depth of course offerings, support 21st-century teaching and learning strategies, and move toward a more fiscally sustainable size.