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A Community Working Together to Build a Better Somerville High School

The City of Somerville is building a new Somerville High School at the site of the existing one, using funds obtained locally and through a grant by the Massachusetts School Building Authority. The new campus will provide a state-of-the-art, innovative, and nurturing learning environment to SHS students for decades to come, and will serve as a premier community resource and gathering space.
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Above: View a flyover rendering of the proposed Somerville High School redesign plans.

Check Back Frequently for Project Updates

New information will be added to this site on an ongoing basis.
  • Construction Impacts and Updates
    Updated 1/4/2019

    • The playgrounds in Central Hill Park are closed until approximately mid-February. Contractors will be moving the monuments offsite for restoration and storage during construction, then installing new drainage in the area. The monuments will ultimately be reinstated at a location to be determined as part of the Central Hill Campus Plan.
    • To accommodate the work outlined above, please expect parking restrictions and alternating traffic on Highland Ave. between Vinal Ave. and Walnut St. between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
    • The sidewalk adjacent to the playgrounds along the northern side of Highland Ave. will also be closed during work hours. Police details will be onsite to help coordinate.
    • Crews will also continue installing shoring behind the campus.
  • FAQs
    What is the project timeline?

    1. Phase 1 New Building West Construction: April 2018 to August 2019
    2. Phase 2 New Building East Construction: June 2019 to August 2020
    3. Phase 3 Demolition & Site Improvements: June 2020 to May 2021


    How can I stay informed about the construction timeline and impacts?


    The City maintains a biweekly email update group for residents and businesses. To sign up, email JRossetti@somervillema.gov. Parents and guardians of current Somerville High School students and rising freshmen will receive regular project updates via email and/or voicemail from the District.
  • Live Construction Camera Feed
  • June-August 2018

    East 1929 Classroom Wing Demolition & Abatement

  • June 2018

    New Building Phase 1 Construction Start

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  • April 2018

    East 1929 Classroom Wing Vacated, Students Move to Modulars

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  • April 8 2018

    100% Design Submission

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Contact us:
shsfuture@somervillema.gov