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News and Upcoming Events

We are excited to announce that construction of the New Clark Avenue School has commenced! Below you will find links to the most recent project information; including images of the building design, community meeting notes and construction schedules. For on-site project schedule information and community notifications please visit the community board that is posted outside the school’s main entrance at 8 Clark Avenue.


The community’s safety is the number one priority for the City and the Project Team. In the event of an emergency please contact 911 immediately. If you have any questions or concerns during work hours please seek out Walter McLeod, Construction Superintendent, WT Rich Company who is at the Clark Ave School daily from 7 AM – 3 PM. The construction office is located on Tudor Street and is identified by WT Rich Company signage. Walter can be also contacted during the work day at 617-409-9784. After hours please contact WT Rich’s answering service at 617-467-6010 and your call will be directed appropriately.


Any written questions can be directed to Melissa Martinez, Project Manager, Pinck & Co, Inc. at . Please include Clark Ave Community Question in the email subject line. A direct response will be provided within 5 business days of receipt and will also be posted to the website.


We look forward to the New Clark Avenue School opening in the Fall of 2018!


Project Files

New Clark Avenue Middle School Project

The New Clark Avenue Middle School project is located at 8 Clark Avenue, the site of the existing school. This middle school currently houses 580 students in grades 5-8. The existing school building is comprised of the original 1908 building with a 1926 addition. The existing school will be replaced by a new school that will house 670 students, grades 5-8. The construction will take place in two phases and will be completed while school is in operation and students and staff are on site. Phase 1, which includes classrooms and a cafeteria, will begin in July 2015 and continue for approximately eighteen (18) months. Phase 2, which includes the gymnasium, performance spaces, and specialty classrooms, will begin in January 2017 and continue for approximately nineteen (19) months. When complete, the new school will include 23 classrooms, specialty spaces, new gymnasium, cafeteria and library. The site work will include a new entry plaza with outdoor educational spaces.

Please also see the Clark Avenue School Building Committee for additional information.


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District News

CPS Public Notices
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Because the City of Chelsea will be shutting off the water in the neighborhood of the Early Learning Center from 8a.m. - 4p.m. on Thursday, August 17, both the ELC building and the Parent Information Center will be closed on Thursday August 17, 2017. Both offices are scheduled to re-open on Friday August 18, 2017 with normal business hours.

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