Welcome to the Hunnewell and Hardy Elementary Schools Project Website
Wellesley voters in the 12/7 Special Election cast ballots
in favor of debt exclusions for:
Article 2: Hunnewell School Construction / Swing Space Funding Article 3: MSBA Construction Funding Approval for Hardy School.
View the Hunnewell and Hardy Special Town Meeting Presentations
and Current School Videos here:
10/25/2021 Special Town Meeting Presentation
Current Hunnewell Elementary School
Current Hardy and Upham Elementary Schools
For additional comprehensive summary presentations of the Hunnewell and Hardy Projects, please view the 8/25/21 Advisory Presentation and the follow up 9/1/2021 Advisory Presentation. These slide shows include the most current design, cost and schedule information.
The full recording of the presentations may be viewed on Wellesley Media.
Summary level project information including design, cost and schedule information can also be viewed within the Hunnewell and Hardy menu tabs above.
The Meetings tabs above contain School Committee, Permanent Building Committee and Public Outreach presentation slide shows, demonstrating the progression of the project.
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.
Please visit the Permanent Building Committee (PBC) Agenda Center to continue following the progress of these projects.
Agendas for public meetings are posted 48 hours in advance.
Hunnewell Elementary School
Design and Images Credit: SMMA
Hardy Elementary School
Design and Images Credit: SMMA
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.
A 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.
Construction Documents for an all-new Hunnewell School is complete. Please see the project page for details.
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.