The Grauer School celebrated the opening of its new Justice Center for the Performing Arts with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The celebration marked the completion of the school’s physical campus.
The building provides space for classes in dance, music and theatre as well as other indoor exercise and activities such as yoga and martial arts. It also adds key offices for Grauer’s athletics and theatre programs, two of the school’s signature departments. The center includes an outdoor roof classroom with garden planters for teachers and students to have class or enjoy breaks, as well as a pavilion with outdoor lanai equipped with barbecue grills for lunch and celebrations. The building’s distinctive bell tower features a replica of the California cast bells featured in the missions set up along the El Camino Real in the 1700s.
Dr. Stuart Grauer, the founding head of school and educational author and speaker said, “Encinitas has been a dream city in which to complete this campus. In an age of institutionalized education, our complete campus set in a natural bowl, right on San Elijo Lagoon and around the corner from Cardiff surf, provides the setting for the joyful education teens need to develop the peaceful, purposeful, inspired aspirations the world needs from them.”