Help name the new Pacific Highlands Ranch school
Canyonside Ranch? Pacific Prep? Happy Highlands?
The Del Mar Union School District is seeking contributions to name its new school at Pacific Highlands Ranch. Until April 15, community members can submit ideas for the name to [email protected]
The inauguration of the as yet unnamed school on Solterra Vista Parkway and Terrazo Court is expected to take place in May or June of this year with August 2022 as the target opening date.
The 61,215 square foot school design includes 20 modern learning studios, an innovation center and a multi-purpose hall. The school will feature hard playgrounds and natural play structures and an approximately 100,000 square foot turf field surrounded by a jogging track. The school will also host the new central cafeteria for the district.
The new school will be right next to the future community park that was approved this month and will feature tennis and pickleball courts, a basketball court, children’s playgrounds and a multi-use turf area. The name of the park, which is scheduled to open in 2023, also remains to be determined.
The board plans to review options for the new school name at its April 28 meeting. This summer, the board will also set attendance limits for the ninth school in the district.