Building Projects

QPS Building Projects

Dr. Rick DeCristofaro Learning Center

Architect's rendering of the New DeCristofaro Learning Center shows the building, facing southwest, with a colorful exterior and play structures in front.180 Old Colony Avenue
Anticipated opening: Fall 2024

In early 2020, the City of Quincy acquired the building located at 180 Old Colony Avenue from Eastern Nazarene College and began collaborating with Wessling Architects on extensive renovation plans to create a unique new school for students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. The Learning Center educational program will be designed for students who need significant support in communication, academics, and social/emotional development in small specialized classrooms.

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Squantum Elementary School

Squantum School Exterior50 Huckins Avenue
Anticipated opening: TBD

The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) accepted the Squantum Elementary School into its Core Program in the spring of 2021. MSBA’s mission is “to partner with MA communities to support the design and construction of educationally appropriate flexible, sustainable, and cost-effective public schools facilities.” The Squantum School has been identified as requiring either major renovation or reconstruction. As part of the MSBA building process, a feasibility study is underway. Findings from the study will inform the project plan for the new school.

Squantum Elementary School, which first opened in 1919, is Quincy’s fourth major school project to qualify for the MSBA Core Program; other projects include Quincy High School (2010), Central Middle School (2014), and, most recently, the new South-West Middle School, which opened in Spring 2019.

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Squantum Building Project website (managed by PCA360 and Arrowstreet) »

Accelerated Repair Projects

The City has partnered with MSBA on a series of Accelerated Repair Program projects at schools citywide. The projects have included new windows and doors (North Quincy High School, Wollaston, Merrymount, Beechwood Knoll, Parker, and Lincoln Hancock Elementary Schools); new roofs (Merrymount and Beechwood Knoll Elementary Schools and North Quincy High School); and new boilers (Atherton Hough, Beechwood Knoll, Merrymount, and Wollaston Elementary Schools.) Reimbursements for those projects have ranged from 60 to 80 percent, saving local taxpayers tens of millions of dollars.

Upcoming Accelerated Repair projects include replacing sections of roofs at the Montclair and Wollaston Elementary Schools (Summer 2024) and the boiler at Parker Elementary School (Summer 2025).