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The Viking Center

The Viking Center, a 55,000 sq. ft. facility, will usher in a new era of community connection, provide enhanced learning opportunities for students, and bring athletics, fitness, and wellness to the next level.

The next generation of leaders are on our campus today. Let’s join together to give them the tools, resources, and facilities they need to meet their future.

Because the lives we change today will change the world.

Explore the Campaign Priorities


connecting mind, body + spirit

  • Healthy-eating dining hall with spacious indoor/outdoor seating
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Space for a wide array of health, wellness, and fitness programming
  • Pilates, yoga, and flexible movement studio
  • LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building

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  • The Need

    • Healthy food options are limited in our existing cafe due in part to the lack of kitchen space and, after waiting in long lines to get lunch, students often have little time to eat.
    • Current campus dining areas are all outdoors and scattered across campus, making it difficult for students to find spaces to eat in inclement weather and to congregate as an integrated student body.
    • Fitness equipment is outdated and housed in sheds or outdoors under a tent, creating some barriers for students to work out or train.
  • The Vision

    Central to the need for this building is CH's mission of promoting the optimal health and wellness of the entire community.
    The new healthy-eating dining hall will benefit the entire campus with nutritious, fresh food options and common indoor/outdoor dining spaces that will connect students in a social setting. Healthy eating has clear benefits that include disease prevention, increased energy, improved moods, and stronger cognitive functions.

    The Viking Center will be LEED certified, ensuring best sustainability practices are used in its construction for a healthier environment, campus, and community.

    An active lifestyle promotes longevity and wellness.
    According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, regular physical activity “can reduce your risk of depression and anxiety and help you sleep better.” New facilities will include state-of-the-art fitness center and dedicated space for yoga, Pilates, and mindfulness programs. Such improvements will allow the school to further existing programs and introduce new wellbeing initiatives.

performance at the highest level

  • CIF regulation-sized gym with seating for 900
  • Flexible layout allowing for 2-3 simultaneous practice courts
  • State-of-the-art fitness center with strength and conditioning equipment
  • Tennis Center with 5 championship courts
  • Coaches and trainers based in one facility
  • Athletic training and sports medicine center 
  • Spacious and modern locker rooms for court and field sports

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  • The Need

    • Current campus facilities do not reflect the incredible growth of the student body or the school’s athletic programs.
    • The “lower gym” was constructed in 1955 when Campbell Hall had approximately 500 enrolled students. The Garver Gym was built in 1986 when the student population was approximately 800.
    • Today, over 1,100 students are enrolled, over 70% of whom are student-athletes playing on one or more of the school’s 101 teams.
    • With sheds used as trainers’ offices, an ill-equipped weight room, and a gym that does not meet CIF regulations, our current facilities do not match the caliber of our programs, student-athletes, or coaches.
  • The Vision

    The Viking Center will integrate the school's athletic, fitness, and nutrition programs in one state-of-the-art facility.
    A California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) regulation-sized gymnasium with requisite seating for hosting championship games will provide athletic teams with a home-court advantage. The larger gym will also provide ample space for chapels and all-school events.

    The Viking Center will alleviate constraints on scheduling practices and games for multiple teams, enabling students to have more time on the court. With state-of-the-art weight training, conditioning, and sports therapy spaces, coaches will have the necessary resources to help with injury prevention and work on strengthening each player so that athletes and teams can reach their highest potential.

    Additionally, The Viking Center will place athletic directors, coaches, and trainers in closer proximity to one another as well as provide them with much-needed space for collaboration and team meetings.

transforming campus + building connections

  • A new campus hub to further connect the community
  • Green central commons for gathering, relaxing, and recharging
  • Improved traffic flow, moving cars out of the center of campus
  • More efficient student drop-off and pick-up
  • Additional underground parking

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  • The Need

    • At present, vehicles stream through the heart of campus for drop-off, pick-up, and parking creating congestion and safety hazards for all community members.
    • In addition, much of the heart of campus is currently dedicated to asphalt instead of green space; we are not maximizing the potential of this beautiful 15-acre campus.
  • The Vision

    The construction of the Viking Center creates a unique opportunity to reimagine how our campus can best serve our community.
    A roundabout will be added to the end of the road along the Tujunga wash for quick and easy student drop-off and pick-up. Most importantly, the new traffic flow will restrict cars to the periphery of campus for increased safety.

    With 120 additional parking spaces for faculty and staff planned for underneath The Viking Center, there will be an increase in available campus parking for the community and visitors.

    As a new hub of campus, the Green Central Commons will be the ideal place for students to bond outside of the classroom. The open green area will encourage outdoor activity and provide spaces for socializing.

innovate, design + create

  • Innovation Lab with dedicated space for Theatre Tech and STEAM programs
  • IDEA Center with space for Public Partnerships and student/faculty-led projects
  • Elementary school music room and dance studio
  • Sixth grade wing with three classrooms and courtyards
  • Additional secondary school classrooms

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  • The Need

    • Theatre Tech, our award-winning robotics team, and some of our engineering classes currently work out of trailers in sub-par conditions. Campbell Hall’s faculty have the ingenuity, talent, and experience to create cutting-edge courses like the Engineering Research Projects, but they require more resources to bring these programs to even higher levels.
    • Elementary school students take dance classes in the Mildred E Hawks (MEH) building which was constructed in 1972 as a meeting space, not a dance studio and music classes are held in the Fine Arts Building (FAB) which was constructed in 1974. Both buildings will be taken down to make way for The Viking Center, which will be the ideal time to construct modern facilities specifically designed with these classes in mind.
    • With the addition of a third sixth grade class to the elementary school, there is also a tremendous need for more classroom space.
  • The Vision

    The state-of-the-art Innovation Lab will be a hands-on learning and creation space.
    The Innovation Lab will be filled with state-of-the-art technology and shop tools. Students will be able to construct prototypes, conduct experiments, and work collaboratively with peers and teachers on hands-on projects. Theatre Tech students will have a new space closer to the Campbell Hall Theatre to build sets for productions. The Robotics team will be able to construct competitive robots in a safe, secure environment.

    Elementary school will be an even greater learning experience!
    New elementary school arts spaces include a dance studio with Marley flooring and a music room with proper acoustic treatments.

    The new 6th grade wing, consisting of 3 classrooms with courtyards, will provide our oldest elementary students with an important transitional step, giving them their own distinct spaces that will allow them to develop independence in preparation for middle school while also remaining leaders in the elementary school.

Campaign Goal

It will take the whole community to achieve this exciting vision of our reimagined campus. While this is the most ambitious fundraising goal in the school’s history, we know that together, we can do anything. The next generation of leaders are on our campus today. Let’s join together to give them the tools, resources, and facilities they need to meet their future.
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  • 1,150

    K-12 Students
  • 15

    Acre Campus
  • 600

    Student Athletes

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