Olympic High Modernization
  • Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m: Grand Opening Celebration! 

  • Dec. 21, 2018 The final phase of the modernization and addition project is nearly complete! Staff begin moving into new areas over winter break.

  • Nov. 23, 2018 One temporary wall down, one to go! Classrooms and the counseling center on the second floor of the addition are now open.

  • Oct. 17, 2018Major construction on the second floor classrooms is complete! This allows us to install furniture and do other work to ready the rooms for staff and students. 

  • Sept. 20, 2018Students were in more permanent classrooms as a significant portion of Olympic's new center building opened. Areas open include a manufacturing lab, two CTE classrooms, band and choral classrooms, an art classroom, commons and kitchen.

  • Aug. 22, 2018: When the school year starts, OHS will open with more classrooms, a new kitchen and commons space. Construction on the auditorium, library, main entrance, a portion of the commons and remaining classrooms will finish by winter break. 

  • June 20, 2018: Concrete was poured in the commons area, in time for our Class of 2018 to take the first official class photo in the new core. The construction schedule was revised to ensure that a significant portion of the school will open this fall, including CTE, music and other classrooms. 

  • May 29, 2018 (status update): All concrete floors were poured on the second floor. Kitchen equipment is being installed. Drywall is going up and windows are going in to sections of the building. Exterior brick has been installed along the west and northeast side of the building. Over at Lobe Field, turf is being installed.

  • April 25, 2018 (status update): Brick was installed along the back of the new core, with more going up around the front. Crews have installed roofing over classroom, commons and administrative areas. A pedestrian bridge was installed, and the aggregate floors were ground and polished in the classroom wing.  ▶ See more photos.

  • March 15, 2018 (status update): Concrete floors are being poured on the second floor of the new core. Siding is up on the new manufacturing lab.

  • January 25, 2018 (status update): Steel was delivered to the campus. Masonry walls around the performing arts center are nearly done. 

  • December 14, 2017 (status update) Wall frames have quickly gone up around the stage, CTE lab and other areas of the building. Masonry walls are up around the performing arts center.

  • Nov. 20, 2017: Nearly half the foundation work is done, and you can even see walls going up on a CTE lab! (with video)

  • Oct. 11, 2017 (status update): Crews have cleared demolition debris and foundations for the new two-story core. The work is about 30 percent complete.

  • Sept. 20, 2017: Oly grad returns to school as a construction project intern.

  • Sept. 5, 2017: New classrooms and temporary homes for offices are ready for the start of school!

  • July 24, 2017: Crews demolish center of Olympic High (video)

  • May 31, 2017: Students, staff and community members officially break ground on the project.

  • March 22, 2017: Library moves out to prepare for work. Fences going up in spring.  

  • Feb. 10, 2017: Board approves design development. Construction slated to start this spring.

  • Sept. 29, 2016: Get a sneak peek at the what the redesigned core will look like! 

  • May 12, 2016: Bond dollars start going to work. 

  • March 31, 2016: Students wield pens for future of campus

  • Feb 22, 2016: Thank you Central Kitsap! Bond measure is certified. 



The center portion of Olympic High School was demolished. In its place, we built a two-story building with modern career and technical education and other permanent classrooms to get students out of portables. The new building also includes a library, auditorium, commons area and a secure entryway. The old library was converted to new science labs and a special education classroom.  

Improvements at Olympic High School are possible thanks to our community's support of a capital projects measure in 2016. Work will be complete in late fall 2018. 

Why It Was Needed

Parents and community members emphasized the need to get rid of portable classrooms. The proposed plan will add permanent classrooms. Olympic High School was built in 1979. Since then, the needs of employers have changed a lot. Technical education classrooms were dated and no longer supported what students needed to learn.

Project Features

  • Rebuilt core square footage: 88,100
  • New classrooms: 24 plus 2 labs
  • Modern and flexible career & technical classrooms to help students learn 21st century skills
  • Secure entryway
  • Expanded commons 
  • A new library
  • New performing arts center

Design & Construction

Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects
Korsmo Construction, Inc.


Call 360-662-8270 or email [email protected].