More classrooms, campus upgrades at Kehillah High School

It’s anything but a summer off for Kehillah Jewish High School in Palo Alto. The school’s 12,000-square-foot campus is undergoing major facilities upgrades that are slated to be completed by the time students return on Aug. 22.

Major renovations are in progress at Kehillah Jewish High School.

The improvements include four new classrooms, enhanced music facilities with a professional recording studio, an upgraded physics lab and more bathrooms, including two all-gender bathrooms. Constructions crews have been hard at work since June 6, the day after Kehillah’s graduation.

The renovations also include security upgrades funded by a grant from the Department of Homeland Security.

The renovations will “enhance the student experience and allow us to expand the quality and variety of our programs,” said Rabbi Darren Kleinberg, Kehillah’s head of school.

The renovations will also facilitate the school’s growing enrollment, which has increased by 60 students in the past two years and now stands at 215. The school’s plan is to continue growing enrollment, with a goal of 240 registered students in the next school year, according to Lisa Strauss, Kehillah’s director of marketing and communications. — drew himmelstein