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 Center for Sports, Science, and the Arts will become the school’s largest multifunctional space.

The Goals:

  • To provide an integrated cluster of buildings, courtyards, and outdoor spaces to support a variety of curricular and co-curricular activities
  • To serve as a student gathering place for all-school functions and events
  • To provide additional classroom space for existing science, technology, engineering, arts, and math courses

The Buildings:

  • Approximately 21,000 square feet of indoor space
  • 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 Clarence T.C. Ching Gymnasium:

In recognition of a $1,000,000.00 gift from The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation of Honolulu, Parker School’s new 10,800 square foot gymnasium will be known as The Clarence T.C. Ching Gymnasium. It will include:

  • Regulation basketball and volleyball courts
  • Boys’, girls’, and visitors’ locker rooms
  • Retractable bleacher seating for 250
  • Office space for Athletic Department staff
  • Performance space for dance and music
  • Competition area for debate and robotics
  • Space for physical education activities for all students
  • Space for indoor summer program activities
  • Space for all-school gatherings, including graduation, May Day celebrations, pep rallies, and more
  • Emergency shelter for greater Waimea community

The Technology Center:

  • Approximately 3,600 square foot facility
  • Divisible into three spaces to accommodate the design, assembly, and testing of robotics projects
  • A makerspace for design thinking projects
  • Machine tools and workstations for the fabrication and assembly of project components
  • A dedicated space for computer coding

The Fitness Center:

  • A 1,200 square foot fitness center with weights for powerlifting and equipment for 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 flooring to prevent injuries

The Certified Commercial Kitchen:

  • A 480 square foot certified commercial kitchen to allow preparation of food for basketball and volleyball games, and other events or programs such as the Fall BBQ, `Ohana Day, the May Day Ho`olaulea, the George Heneghan Run, Neighbor Island Debate Tournament, Senior `Ohana Night, and the Farm-to-School garden project

Naming Opportunities:

Naming opportunities are still available. If you are interested in a naming opportunity or learning more about our Capital Campaign, please contact:

Vickie Frogley
Associate Advancement Director
Capital Campaign Coordinator
808-885-7933, ext. 7150