A Space to Invent, Design, Create
As a new school, we are thrilled to be based in a state-of-the-art space at the Don Fisher Clubhouse, a newly built Boys & Girls Club in Hayes Valley. Millennium School will be at this site, details of which are below, until at least 2018, while exploring opportunities for a long-term home in San Francisco.
380 Fulton Street, San Francisco
Millennium School is based at the Don Fisher Clubhouse, a newly built Boys & Girls Club located at 380 Fulton Street in Hayes Valley, just behind the San Francisco Opera.
We've created an exciting partnership with the Boys & Girls Club to make use of their exceptional space during the school day, offer Millennium students access to their after-school programs free of charge, and integrate our developmental research into Boys & Girls Club programs and staff development. The facility includes a full gym, swimming pool, maker spaces, classroom spaces, and even a recording studio. Its location offers most of San Francisco's major arts and civic institutions within a short walk. The photos to the right share a few glimpses of the space, and a full 360 tour can be viewed here.
Our Long-Term Vision
We're fortunate to work with the exceptional architects at EHDD, designers of the new Exploratorium and other highly engaging education spaces, to develop a vision for a long-term home for our school. Our ideal is an adaptable, dynamic, low-polish space, inspired by the Stanford d.school, with seminar rooms, project and “maker” spaces, and a central “living room” area. We envision a school open to the city around it, “permeable” in the sense of inviting entrepreneurs, artists, and leaders into the space regularly, and encouraging students to interact with the neighborhood around as a continuation of their learning space.
We've identified a possible space for this long-term vision, in the SOMA / Mid-Market neighborhood of San Francisco. We're currently investigating this potential opportunity, while also settling in with great appreciation to our dynamic interim facility at 380 Fulton Street.