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 1,026 this academic year to approximately 1,500. MWA also intends to expand to include grades K-4 eventually.
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 were 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.
Expansion in Pittsburg
Making Waves Foundation is excited to expand educational opportunities in Pittsburg and we are allocating $2,000,000 to increase college attendance and graduation rates for students of need. The Foundation plans to partner with the community in the coming months to explore ways to grow opportunities by providing services, including funding for scholarships, college access programming, and college coaching.
Separately, the private foundation associated with our founder John H. Scully and his wife Regina K. Scully has generously pledged $1,000,000 to the city’s California Theater to support capital improvements so that it can continue to encourage learning through the arts for the youth of the community.