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 2023.
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.
11/21 - School Building Committee Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Wellesley Police Dept.
12/5 - School Building Committee Meeting, 5:30-7:15 p.m., Juliani Room, Town Hall
12/9, 12/10- Special Town Meeting to request Hunnewell design funds, 7 p.m., Wellesley Middle School
Agendas for public meetings are posted 48 hours in advance.
The feasibility study for the Hunnewell School is nearly complete. The School Building Committee has recommended an all-new facility, which has been approved by the School Committee and Board of Selectmen. The SBC will make a swing space and schedule recommendation by early October. Please see the project page for the study report and further details.
The feasibility study for the Hardy/Upham project, in partnership with the Massachusetts School Building Authority, began in late August 2019. The SBC anticipates making a recommendation on whether the new school will be built at Hardy or Upham by spring of 2020, with construction to begin in 2022 and completion by 2024. Please see the project page for further details.