Building a Future for Our Students, Together

Our Vision

The Roots to Grow, Wings to Soar Campaign was launched to modernize the Pegasus campus providing the same necessary emphasis to our learning environment that we place on education. The plan includes two phases that will strengthen and sustain dynamic growth in Pegasus' academic programs. The total campaign cost is $24 million to which the majority is raised through our generous community and some additional debt taken on by the school.

Phase I Priorities / $15 million

The new Science & Technology Building will include:
  • Innovative space with the equipment and infrastructure to teach 21st century science, merging academic disciplines to best leverage interdisciplinary science and technology approaches to learning.
  • Layout that facilitates hands-on learning in science and supports our educational program, which encourages students to develop a greater sense of academic wonder.

Language and Music Arts

The new building will house dedicated space for our music and Spanish curriculum, making the facilities accessible to all grade levels, pre-K through eighth grade.

Outdoor Engagement

The new building and its surrounding landscape will support students’ relationship with the environment through various teaching mechanics. The shaded multi-use court will possess tables and chairs and a miniature amphitheatre, which gives students additional gathering and learning space.

Middle School Enhancement

Middle school students currently have the smallest classrooms. As learning becomes increasingly collaborative and activity-based, classrooms need to become more spacious and flexible. Restructuring the current middle school space will allow for modern, practical and flexible learning spaces. 

Phase II priorities / $6-9 million

A new Library and Media Center will feature modern-day library facilities to include:
  • Designated research area comprised of workstations and spaces designed for students to create and grapple with projects.
  • Small group study rooms to provide quiet spaces for collaborative project work in a small community setting.
  • Ample seating designed for class reading time and group lessons from the librarian and classroom teachers.

Ancillary Priorities / Costs included in Phases I and II

Lower School Playgrounds

Lower school students need ample space to play, learn, eat lunch, and explore.

Restructured Parking Lot

Restructured parking for our families, faculty and staff, along with improved entry plaza drop-off and departure areas.

Endowment Future

Ensuring the present and future of Pegasus is secure.

Join Our Transformation

Ways to Give

The Roots to Grow, Wings to Soar Campaign continues to raise funds to support this major milestone. Contributions will significantly impact the lives and education of today’s students, as well as a future generation of Pegasus families.

There are many ways of making a gift to the
 Roots to Grow, Wings to Soar Campaign, each of which has distinct benefits.

List of 4 items.

  • Pledge

    By making a Pledge, gifts to the campaign may be paid in convenient payments for up to three to five years. Initially you would specify a total pledge amount, then payments are made at your convenience, either monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually.
  • Checks and Credit Card

    Most gifts to Pegasus are cash contributions.
  • Gifts of Securities

    While cash is the most common type of charitable contribution, gift of securities may be a wiser choice. Gifts of appreciated stock and/or securities represent a two-fold savings opportunity. Donors avoid paying capital gains tax on the increased values of their stocks. In addition, donors receive a tax deduction for the full market value of the stock on the date of the gift.
  • Matching Gifts

    Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company matches, you may be able to access the forms directly through your company’s website. The impact of your gift may be doubled or more.

Campaign Goal

Timeline

December 2018
Project is announced to school community

January 2019
Capital Campaign launches

June 2019
Groundbreaking for Parking Lot

Labor Day 2019
Parking Lot completed

September 2019
Groundbreaking for Science & Technology Building

August 2020
Science & Technology Building completed

Committee

The Capital Campaign Committee is composed of a Committee Chair, the Head of School, the Director of Advancement, and other Board and non-Board members. The committee is responsible for helping to build community connections in the support of the development of appropriate financial resources to fulfill the Roots to Grow, Wings to Soar Campaign.

Capital Campaign Committee Members
Zach & Ashley Fischer, Chairs
Jason Lopez, Head of School
Jen DeGrave, Director of Advancement

Reynolds & Soon Bish
John & Sindy Murray
Allen & Jeanine Schreiber
Suneel & Atoshi Shorey

Contact

Construction Project Questions:
Wayne Miller, Oltmans Construction Co.

Campaign Giving:
Jason Lopez, Head of School
Shelbe Christoffersen, Major Gifts Officer

The Pegasus School

19692 Lexington Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Tel: 714-964-1224 |  Fax: 714- 962-6047
info@thepegasusschool.org
The Pegasus School is a coed, non-profit, nonsectarian day school in Huntington Beach, California, that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. A Pegasus education equips bright, motivated students to achieve future academic success and make a positive impact on society.