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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 12/7/2018

    Suffolk will continue excavating soil behind the school, they'll begin coring holes for micropiles near the main building, and they plan to install micropiles near the high school library building during the week of December 10.

    Abatement work continues to remove some of the intact asbestos that had been discovered on the construction site during excavation, so you may see contained work areas set up and personnel in protective gear onsite. As a reminder, asbestos that is properly managed in place poses no health risk to students, staff, or the general public.

    If you're interested in parking on Central Hill parking policies, please join City staff on Wednesday, December 12, at 6 p.m. at the Central Library, 79 Highland Ave. This is the fourth in a series of public quarterly meetings to discuss parking changes, new data collection, and strategies for impact mitigation. Click here to learn more.
  • 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