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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 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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