Capital Campaign

A capital campaign helps fund specific projects designed to improve or expand the physical structure of an organization and generally runs three to five years. Our current Capital Campaign “Broadening Foundations for Excellence” is a fundraising campaign specifically focused on the building of a new Center for Sports, Science, and the Arts. This ambitious campaign will require the generous support of the entire Parker School `ohana. Please join us in this effort to enhance what we offer our students to better prepare them for future challenges and opportunities, and to reinforce our commitment to excellence in education.

Given our academic excellence and growing enrollment, the time has come to move forward with the next step of Parker School’s Master Plan: the planning and construction of the Center for Sports, Science, and the Arts. This exciting and historic step is essential to continue to meet the needs of our growing, talented, and well-rounded students. The new Parker School Sports and Activities Center will become the school’s largest multifunctional space.

The Goals:

  • To create a multifunctional space for recreational activities on Parker’s campus (currently utilizing numerous outdoor and off-campus locations)
  • To serve as a student gathering place for all-school functions and events, including graduations, May Day celebrations and pep rallies (currently we lack a place that holds our entire student body, having outgrown our historic theatre)
  • To expand academic and extracurricular activities with additional indoor space

The Building:

  • Approximately 21,000 square feet
  • Located streamside adjacent to the lower school campus
  • Designed with Waimea’s unique sense of place in mind, complementing the lower school, middle school and upper school campuses

The Gym:

  • 10,800 sq ft indoor multifunctional gymnasium to hold:
    • one regulation basketball court
    • one regulation volleyball court
    • performance space for dance
    • competition area for debate and robotics
    • PE classes for lower school and middle school students
    • Two locker rooms (with showers) for Parker students and visiting teams
    • All-school gatherings, including graduation, May Day celebrations, pep rallies, and more
  • Removable screen allowing for two simultaneous events, i.e. PE classes, practices or volleyball games
  • Maximum seating for 250 individuals on moveable bleachers
  • Additional seating via folding chairs (stored onsite)
  • Built-in high quality lighting specific for dance performances
  • Athletic director’s and coaches’ offices

The Technology Center:

  • Approximately 3,600 square foot facility
  • Divisible into three spaces to accommodate the design, assembly, and testing of robotics projects
  • Supportive of makerspace design thinking projects
  • Machine tools and workstations for the fabrication and assembly of project components
  • A dedicated space for computer coding
  • Demonstrations to take place on gymnasium floor or under covered lanais

The Fitness Center:

  • A 1,200 square foot fitness center with weights for powerlifting, strength training and aerobic conditioning

The Dance Studio:

  • A 1,600 square foot choreographic performance area and practice studio with an open area including bars, mirrors and specialized sprung flooring to prevent injuries 

The Certified Commercial Kitchen:

  • A 480 square foot certified commercial kitchen will allow preparation of food for school events such as the Fall BBQ, `Ohana Day, the Parker School May Day Ho`olaulea, the George Heneghan Color Stampede, Neighbor Island Debate Tournaments and Senior `Ohana Night, as well as support the school’s Farm to School garden projects

The Extras:

  • Storage space for mats, folding chairs and additional miscellaneous equipment
  • Separate bathrooms and changing rooms to support the fitness center and dance studio
  • Courtyards and outdoor recreation areas for eating and gathering
  • Paniolo Pathway leading to middle and upper school campuses
  • Trophy Cases and Donor Wall
  • Expanded parking lot

If you are interested in learning more about our Capital Campaign, please contact Vickie Frogley, Capital Campaign Coordinator, at or 808-885-7933, ext. 7150.