About Faubion

Faubion School + Concordia U = 3 to PhD

The new Faubion School + Concordia University building includes Concordia’s College of Education, Kaiser Permanente 3 to PhD® Wellness Center, an early childhood education center, STEAM & maker spaces, a food club with organic, nutritious basics products (formerly Pacific Foods), and other services for the school community.

Check out the Photo gallery  PPS Flickr for construction progress.


PPS/Concordia University partnership: a new model for education
Faubion PK- 8 will become the heartbeat of the neighborhood, offering wrap-around services to Faubion families. The new building will combine Faubion School, the Concordia University College of Education, an early childhood education center, a health and wellness center, and other services for the school community.

Project Funding

The PPS School Building Improvement Bond is funding $29 million for the project. Concordia University will contribute land, resources and funding (between $7.5 million and up to $15.5 million).

3 to PhD ™
“3 to PhD ™” is the name you’ll hear describing this effort. It is a new concept and unique to the Faubion partnership. The “3 to PhD ™” initiative aims to create safer, healthier and more educated communities – from the earliest stages of life to Pursuing one’s highest Dreams (PhD). For more information visit www.3tophd.com.

Working together to improve student outcomes
Concordia and Faubion have been neighbors for 63 years. During this time, many Concordia education students have completed a part of their field experience at Faubion, including some current Faubion teachers. The partnership intensified seven years ago in order to support student learning at Faubion and Concordia. Concordia provides 200+ student volunteers each semester helping to improve learning outcomes for Faubion students in reading, math and science and dramatically reducing playground discipline referrals.

Community involvement
Faubion’s Master Plan was developed in partnership with PPS, Concordia University, Faubion staff, BOORA Architects, families, students and community members. Throughout the Master Planning and Schematic Design process to date we have had 28 community engagement meetings, nine Design Advisory Group (DAG) meetings and two Open Houses to share this exciting process with the community.