Santa Monica High School

  • Planning meeting

    New Exploration building and Gold gymnasium
    Explore our Building Information Modeling video! Witness the 3-D rendition of Santa Monica High School’s upcoming Exploration building and Gold gymnasium spring into action. Experience the digital portrayal of the buildings' features.
    Watch 3D video of the new Exploration building and Gold gymnasium below.
  • Gold Gym

    Exploration Bldg.

    New Cutting-Edge Exploration Building and Gold Gymnasium

    Get an exclusive sneak peek! Witness the remarkable progress of Santa Monica High School's upcoming Exploration Building and Gold Gymnasium through stunning drone footage. Anticipated opening summer 2024.

  • Planning meeting

    Samohi meeting

    October planning meeting

    Samohi planning meeting

    Community members attending Samohi's Parent Teacher Student Association-sponsored Community Meeting on October 24, 2023.

    View Samohi's Revisited Campus Plan, Oct. 24, 2023

    View Samohi PTSA English Building, Oct. 24, 2023

    Phase 3 Exploration Building and Gold Gym Update

    Samohi Exploration and Gold Gym Powerpoint presentation, March 2022
    Updated three dimensional images of the Phase 3 Exploration Building and Gold Gym.

    Construction is scheduled to begin in late spring 2022.

    Samohi Retopping Ceremony

    The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) invited Santa Monica High School (Samohi) students, staff and parents to be a part of a major milestone in the evolution of phase three of the Samohi Campus Plan. A steel topping out ceremony was held on Monday, May 8, 2023.

    This project was funded by Measure SMS, overwhelmingly approved by Santa Monica voters in 2018. Construction for phase three is estimated to cost $120 million. Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners are the design architects, HED are the executive architects and McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the builder on this project.

    View Samohi's Topping Out Ceremony photo/video slideshow here:

    Samohi Celebrates the Groundbreaking of the Exploration Building and Gold Gymnasium

    The Santa Monica High School (Samohi) campus continues to improve and evolve. A community groundbreaking ceremony took place on Aug. 29, 2022 for the Exploration building and Gold gymnasium. The SMMUSD Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati, Samohi Principal Marae Cruce, SMMUSD and Samohi staff, local elected officials, community members, students and building partners attended the celebration.

    Watch the groundbreaking ceremony here: