Lakeside Campus Facilities

Research shows that the condition of school buildings impacts student achievement, attendance, health, and safety, as well as teacher turnover. Making Waves Academy offers its students and staff a safe, comfortable learning environment with unique features conducive to academic success. The Academy's facilities include library/media centers in the middle and upper school, art and music studios, a gymnasium, an artificial turf field and well-equipped classrooms and science labs.

Middle School 1 (4285 Lakeside)

  • 72,286 square feet
  • Main middle school reception and offices
  • Food servery and dining hall
  • Middle school student commons
  • 27 classrooms
  • Open learning areas

Middle School 2 (4175 Lakeside)

  • 38,709 square feet
  • 9 classrooms
  • 2 art rooms
  • 2 science rooms with fume hood
  • Science prep room
  • Makers’ space
  • Library
  • Open learning areas

Gym (4165 Lakeside)

  • 25,274 square feet
  • Double gymnasium
  • Weightlifting room
  • Music room with practice rooms
  • Multipurpose room

Upper School 1 (4123 Lakeside)

  • 23,608 square feet
  • Main upper school reception and offices
  • 5 science classrooms with fume hoods
  • Science prep rooms
  • Maker space with equipment and welding rooms
  • Open learning areas

Upper School 2 (4131 Lakeside)

  • 29,718 square feet
  • Music rooms
  • Art classrooms
  • Performance theatre with green room
  • Black box theatre
  • Central services offices
  • Open learning areas

Upper School 3 (4145 Lakeside)

  • 38,662 square feet
  • 14 classrooms
  • Library
  • Computer lab
  • Restorative justice center
  • Parent resource center
  • Open learning areas

Upper School 4 (4155 Lakeside)

  • 41,400 square feet
  • Food servery and dining hall
  • Culinary classroom
  • High school student commons
  • College and career center
  • 8 classrooms
  • Open learning areas

Site

  • Artificial turf athletic field
  • Student garden area
  • Amphitheatre
  • Local art installations
  • Climbing wall
  • Play structure
  • Basketball courts
  • Bus drop-off area
  • Batting cage
  • Site furnishings
  • Covered outdoor areas

Sustainable features

  • CALGreen certified buildings, including the first in Richmond (Upper School 3)
  • Natural light in classrooms and corridors
  • Energy efficient mechanical systems and lighting
  • Bioswales on property for storm drainage
  • Photovoltaic systems on all buildings