Welcome to the Hunnewell and Hardy Elementary Schools Project Website

Construction Project Update (September 23, 2022)


  • Concrete foundations targeting an end of October 2022 Completion.

  • Steel Mobilization/Erection is anticipated to start immediately after Foundation completion, end of October 2022.  Completion is targeted for end of December 2022.  Anticipate wide load trucks in the area late October into early November 2022 for this work.

  • Early utility work and street work is anticipated to be ongoing through end of October. 

  • Soil export activities will continue into October (periodic increased trucking in and out of the site).

  • Underground MEP’s within the building footprint and roof installation will start in December 2022.

  • Slab preparation and placements (requiring occasional long days) will start in December and be ongoing through February 2023.

  • Exterior framing and sheathing will start in January 2023 to start to enclose the building.

  • Temporary heaters will be running continuously from December 2022 thru April 2023 to ensure quality of temperature sensitive installations.

  • WTR will provide flyer notices and updates on the website for work impacting the neighborhood.

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Upcoming Dates

Please visit the Permanent Building Committee (PBC) Agenda Center to continue following the progress of these projects.


Contact via email:

Agendas for public meetings are posted 48 hours in advance.

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Hunnewell Elementary School                                                             

Design and Images Credit: SMMA                                                            

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Hardy Elementary School                                                             

Design and Images Credit: SMMA                                                            

Project Status Updates

Hardy Project: The project has completed the Schematic Design (SD) Phase the direction of the Permanent Building Committee.  The SD phase concluded in July 2021 with the submission to the Massachusetts School Building Authority in for their approval on August 25, 2021.  The Town funding approval is anticipated at an October 25, 2021 Special Town Meeting and December 7, 2021 Ballot Vote.


Hunnewell Project:  The project completed the Construction Documents (CD's) and the Permitting process in August of 2021. The project will to proceed into bidding in September to bring a construction budget to an anticipated October 25, 2021 Special Town Meeting and December 7, 2021 Ballot Vote.



The Town of Wellesley is undertaking two separate elementary school building projects in order to meet the current and long-term needs of its students and address significant deficiencies at the Hardy, Hunnewell, and Upham schools. 

These two projects are being executed by the Town's School Building Committee (SBC) and its Permanent Building Committee (PBC), with the support of the School Committee and the Board of Selectmen. Planning is ongoing, and the earliest a new school would open is 2024.


For more information on each project, please click the links below. For more information about the decisionmaking, design, and construction processes and more, please see our Overview of Projects page. The Latest News page will include updates from recent meetings.


Frequently Asked Questions page is live and will continue to be updated. 

The district presented the draft redistricting maps  on January 21, 2020. More updates will follow and can be found at the Wellesley Public School web page.

The district has updated the draft redisticting maps on February 12, 2020. This update can be found at the Wellesley Public School web page.

Hunnewell Project
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Construction Documents for an all-new Hunnewell School is complete. Please see the project page for details.

Hardy Project
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The Schematic Design for the Hardy/Upham project, in partnership with the Massachusetts School Building Authority, was completed in July, 2021. Please see the project page for details.