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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 5/17/2019
    • Monday, May 20, a crane and trusses are expected to arrive outside the gym, which is notable for a few reasons:
    • First, it marks a significant next step for the project -- construction on the new field house roof.
    • Second, this particular crane is a testament to ongoing teamwork between SHS and GLX projects. Original GLX plans would have required a much larger model be used at significant cost to the City, so the crane you'll see onsite is the product of many hours of careful coordination. The more you know!
    • In about one month, in mid-June after school's out for the summer, the Central Hill playgrounds will close until sometime in 2021 to advance construction on this project and the Central Hill Campus Plan. Click here to see other parks and playgrounds nearby.
  • 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
  • March 2019

    Foundation Wall Construction

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  • 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