In July 2013, The Bay School proudly opened its doors for the first time at our new location on 1026 Capitola Road in Santa Cruz! The Bay School thanks Barry Swenson Builder for inviting us to help design a brand new state-of-the-art facility featuring five bright and spacious classrooms, two new student kitchens (including a stove top to practice cooking skills), a large central conference and training room, a recreation room to facilitate group activities and exercise programs, several ADA-accessible student bathrooms (one with a shower to help students increase independence with personal hygiene routines), and a private landscaped outside play area surrounded by majestic oak trees. The school is also conveniently located less than a block away from a beautiful county park! With our new facility, The Bay School continues to fulfill its mission of providing scientifically-based educational and clinical services to produce measurable and lasting improvements in the lives of the students and families we serve.
Our students, families and staff are beyond grateful to the community who helped in the planning, designing, and building of our new school. A special thanks to Barry Swenson, Jesse Nickell III, Keith Henderson, Libby Glass, Jim Lynn, Larry Johnson, Shawn Williams, Jennifer Cosby and Michelle Henry from Barry Swenson Builder; Paul Davis Architects; Hamilton-Swift & Associates, Inc.; and Lauren Solotar, Pamela Raymond, Jim Millins, Kevin More, Debra Blair, and Ralph Sperry from The May Institute for your efforts!