The School's 11-acre campus is situated steps from the La Jolla Cove
in Southern California. The campus is a beautiful blend of historic and contemporary buildings that ring a large, central grass quadrangle. The School is proud to have historically significant buildings designed by two renowned architects of the early 1900s: Irving Gill
and Carleton Monroe Winslow
. The St. Mary's Chapel
, Bishop Johnson Memorial Tower
with its gold-tiled dome, the mature trees and landscaping, all contribute to a setting that fits the vision of the School's founder, Ellen Browning Scripps, who believed "...that the silent influences of environment play a part in the deepening and development of the mind."
Built in 1969 and since renovated, Ellen Browning Scripps Hall houses the School's kitchen and dining facilities, vocal and instrumental music studios and classrooms, and offices for the dean of students, counselor and nurse.
In addition to six classroom buildings, the campus is home to the Manchester Library & Learning Center
that opened in 2012. With 22,000 square feet and over 27,000 books plus state-of-the-art technology, the library was designed for collaboration, as well as quiet study.
In the Michael & Marlene Teitelman Science Center
there are laboratory/classrooms, a research laboratory, a multi-purpose wet laboratory and lab-station computers, allowing teachers and students to work closely together and to collaborate on experiments. This facility houses the Geier Family Presentation Hall
, a 150-seat lecture hall that hosts the Shaffer Family Foundation Endowed Science Lecture Series. Acclaimed leaders in the fields of science and medicine engage students and the greater community with lectures and open discussion regarding cutting-edge scientific discoveries and technologies.
Bishop's has five computer centers, an art center with studios for various media and a fully equipped darkroom and dance studio. The Taylor Performing Arts Center
is a 150-seat teaching facility and theatre.
The Eva May Fleet Athletic Center
houses a modern gymnasium, the Lori Perkins Family Court
, and the Coleman Family Health and Fitness Center
. The Fowler Athletic Complex
features the Hunte Fields
with top-of-the-line artificial turf and batting cages. The Alex G. Spanos Field is an off campus School athletic facility located at Kate Sessions Elementary School. The Douglas F. Manchester Tennis Center
has five courts and the McCain Family Aquatic Center
has coach offices, changing facilities and the 25 yard x 30 yard Buddy & Barbara Murfey Memorial Pool