Campus Master Plan

Almaden Country Day School has been an integral part of San Jose’s educational landscape for nearly 40 years. As we look to our future, we envision a school equipped with the people and spaces it needs to continue discovering the gifts in every child for many years to come. It is that vision that drove us to create the Campus Master Plan.

We have begun our outreach to the community to discuss how they can engage with the Campaign for ACDS, which supports the design and construction of the Campus Master PlanPhase One of the Campus Master Plan includes a full-size gym, modern stage, and flexible gathering space. We are thrilled to work with the ACDS community to bring this dream to life.

Thank you for your interest in supporting The Campaign for ACDS.

Campus Master Plan Overview

Why Now?

In 2018, following the signing of a 50-year lease with the San Jose Unified School District, we are able to embark on a new and vital chapter in the evolution of our school and move forward with our long-term Campus Master Plan. Our campus is nearly 60 years old. Our educational programs have evolved beyond what our facilities can support and what our children need.

For ACDS to remain vibrant, healthy, and true to its mission, we must invest in new and updated facilities. Our revitalized campus will support and enhance the 21st-century ACDS learning experiences now underway for our students, far into the future.

Centered on Students

Over the coming years, we’ll build more than a campus. We’ll create a vibrant, modern learning environment. Everything about the brick and mortar design is centered on the needs of our students -- their instruction, their inspiration, their recreation, their social lives, their security, and their overall personal development.

Flexible facilities will allow our faculty to adapt learning spaces to 21st-century teaching and tailor their teaching methods to meet the needs of the ACDS students of today and tomorrow.

Four Phases of Development

Our campus improvements will be completed in four phases:

Phase One: our new fully-equipped gymnasium with a stage for the performing arts
Phase Two: our new middle school and entrance to our campus
Phase Three: our new elementary school
Phase Four: a dedicated theater and new learning facilities to support our educational programs

Phase One: A Place to Play

It all starts with Phase One: A Place to Play. This phase includes an integrated gymnasium for indoor sports and a modern stage. Our dynamic new building will serve as a much-needed indoor gathering space for all types of school events. It will quickly become a campus hub.

For the first time in our school’s history, we will be able to enjoy volleyball and basketball games on an ACDS home court. The school spirit filling the building will boost the energy level of our already joyful campus, as we rally around our sports teams and experience the excitement of hosting home games.

This space will also feature a built-in stage, backstage, dressing rooms, and storage areas to support ACDS’ outstanding performing arts program. It’s one of our signature enrichment programs and a big reason why ACDS students are known for their confidence, poise, and presentation skills. We will finally have a facility commensurate with the excellence of our performing arts program and our students’ creativity.

Help Outfit Our Place to Play

Phase One Building (Interior Campus View)

Phase One Building (Akio Way View)


If you'd like to learn more, please contact Jennifer Glasser, Associate Head of School for Advancement, at 408 997-0424 x222 or