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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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New information will be added to this site on an ongoing basis.
  • Construction Impacts and Updates
    Updated 2/21/2020
    • During the week of February 24, a second shift is expected from 3 to 11 p.m. on weekdays, when contractors plan to advance work on interior walls in both the western and eastern wings.
    • At the western wing, throughout the week during regular hours, plumbing and duct work will continue, as well as framing walls in the new lecture hall, boarding and taping walls throughout the interior, and installing insulation and terracotta on the facade. At the eastern wing, contractors will continue framing exterior walls.
    • One additional note from the Central Hill Campus Plan: Crews may be drilling for soil samples in front of the Central Library early in the week, but sidewalks and library access should not be impeded.
  • 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
  • December 2019

    Phase 2 Topping Off Ceremony

  • November – December 2019

    Phase 2 Steel Progression

  • October 2019

    Phase 2 Steel Installation Begins

  • August 2019

    Phase 1 Steel Topping Off Ceremony

  • July 2019

    E Building Demolition

  • June 2019

    Phase 1 Structural Steel Installation

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  • May 2019

    Gym Roof Reconstruction

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  • 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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