Courtesy Photo

Crane Breaks Ground on $4.5 Million Expansion

A silver shovel broke ground Tuesday morning on Crane Country Day School’s estimated $4.5 million, 6,100-square-foot expansion (pictured above). The project ​— ​the biggest construction endeavor in the school’s 88-year history ​— ​includes administrative offices, English and math classrooms, an amphitheater, and an engineering and design center where newly hired instructors will collaborate with Dos Pueblos High School’s famed engineering academy. By partnering with Dos Pueblos, the K-8 private school will further deepen an educational style that’s long been hands-on and inventive, said Joel Weiss, Crane’s head of school. The new space is slated to open next fall.

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Santa Barbara Priests Named in New Abuse Reports

Twelve men accused of child molestation served in area parishes.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Far Higher than Projected

The county misses its target by a whopping 29 percentage points.

Toasts and Roasts for Wolf and Hart

There will be a changing of the guard for the second supervisorial district.

ICE Detains Individual on Westside

Enforcement action on Wednesday morning questioned community members and picked up one person.

Rough Start for San Marcos Principal Search

Parents and board members are demanding more transparency from the district.