Cubberley Users

The Cubberley site provides a unique opportunity for PAUSD and the City to plan a creative co-location of community services and school(s) that could work together to make this valuable public property a respected even enviable part of our community.

It is helpful to know what is provided now at Cubberley:

  • Artists in Residence – 22 artists in studios. Co-location yields benefits to community and to artists; model is being copied in locations around the world.
  • Resident Dance Programs – Three dance studios plus several small companies share spaces, providing a complementary community and a variety of classes for all ages and abilities.
  • Outdoor Sports – Four softball fields and four soccer fields allow spring, summer, and fall youth leagues to practice and play Monday – Saturday.  Adults use the fields heavily on Sundays.  Tennis courts are used heavily at all hours. The football field and track are used regularly for soccer, football and jogging.
  • Indoor Sports and Fitness – A wide array of sports and fitness classes for all ages and abilities.
  • Senior Programs – Avenidas is interested in increasing opportunities for seniors and combining the existing Senior Wellness, Stroke & Cardiovascular programs.  Cubberley also hosts Senior Friendship Day and other senior social activities.
  • Preschool care and after-school care – Such care provides for early learning and enables parents to work, confident that their children are thriving.
  • Music – Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, Peninsula Women’s Chorus, Peninsula Piano School, Palo Alto Philharmonic, and El Camino Youth Symphony.
  • Education – Foothill College, the City, and the School District all offer classes, many of which are adult education classes.
  • General – Friends of Palo Alto Library, Wildlife Rescue, theater programs and spiritual groups.

This is a partial list:

The Friends of the Palo Alto Library (FOPAL) Book Sale  With 155 energetic volunteers contributing more than 23,800 hours annually, the Friends have raised well over a million dollars to improve Palo Alto libraries just in recent years.  The wildly popular monthly booksales at the Cubberley Community Center,  find new readers for 270,000 books and raise approximately $200,000 for the libraries each year.  The Friends encourage everyone to donate their used books, CDs, and DVDs and also to attend the sales, where prices are extremely reasonable.  Unsold books go to schools, other libraries, hospitals, prisons, Native American reservations, and international relief efforts.

Acme Education Center (after-school & summer programs: Chinese & English)

Audobon Society (hourly renter)

Bats Improv

Bay Area Amphibian & Reptile Society

Bay Area Arabic School

California Law Revision Commission

Cardiac Therapy Foundation

Castilleja School Tennis

Children’s Preschool Center

Commonwealth Club (hourly renter)

The Cubberley Artists program

Dance Connections

Dance Kaiso/Wilfred Mark


Drop-in public use of fields and tennis courts

Dutch School of Silicon Valley

Earth Day Film Festival (event rental)

El Camino Youth Symphony

Foothill College

Friday Night Dancers

Good Neighbor Montessori

Grossman Academy

Gunn High School Tennis

Guru Shadha

Gymnasium rental

Heritage Music Festivals

Hua Kuang Chinese Reading Room

Jayendra Kalakendra

Kumon Math and Reading

Meeting Room Rentals

Museo Italo Americano (Italian language classes)

Nuber Folk Dance

Office of Emergency Serivces of PAFD/PAPD (weekly EMS training)

Palo Alto AYSO

Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra 

Palo Alto Philharmonic

Palo Alto Girls Softball

Palo Alto Mediation Services

Palo Alto Mothers Club (meetings)

Palo Alto Philharmonic

Palo Alto Preparatory School

Palo Alto Soccer Club

Palo Alto Table Tennis Club

Palo Alto Tennis Club

PAUSD Adult School (gardening classes  & Senior Friendship Day at this site)

PAUSD Post Graduate program

Peninsula Piano School

Peninsula Women’s Chorus

Peninsula Youth Theater

Raices de Mexico Ballet Folklorico

REACH (post-stroke recovery program of Foothill College)

The Red Thistle Dancers

Sankalpa Dance Foundation

Saturday Night Ballroom Dancing

SCC Registrar of Voters (civic service)

Shiva Murugan Temple

Shri Krupa

Taijiquan Tutelage

Temporary Mitchell Park Library

Temporary Teen Center (currently closed)

Traditional Wushu Association

USTA Leagues (tennis)

Vaidica Vidya Ganapathi Center

Various leauge tournaments

Wildlife Rescue 

Waldorf School of the Peninsula (theater)

Zohar Dance Company & Studio