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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 2/22/2019
    • Crews began pouring foundations for the new building on February 15 (shown from a safe distance, above). This is a major construction milestone for the project -- after years of preparation work, the actual building is underway.
    • Beginning on or around Wednesday, February 27, please expect parking restrictions on School St. near the Montrose St. intersection through at least the end of the week. Crews will be in the area installing water valves.
    • Central Hill Park playgrounds are now expected to reopen in the next two to three weeks.
  • 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.
  • Construction Camera Feed
  • February 2019

    Foundations Begin

  • January – February 2019

    Soil Nail Wall Installation

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  • November 2018 – February 2019

    Central Hill Monument Relocation

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  • October 2018 – February 2019

    Soil Excavation & Export

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  • September 2018

    Debris Removal

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  • June – August 2018

    East 1929 Classroom Wing Demolition & Abatement

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Contact us:
shsfuture@somervillema.gov