New Belmont High Team – So Far – Introduced to Public

Photo: Thomas Gatzunis (left) and Richard Marks of the Daedalus Projects Company. More than 100 residents braved the cold rain Thursday night, April 6, to head to the Beech Street Center to get an early look at the progress of the construction/renovation of a new Belmont High School. And if the albeit limited number of […]

Public Forum on New Belmont High Thursday at the Beech 7PM

Photo: Belmont High School The first Belmont community forum on the Belmont High School Project will be held at the Beech Street Center at 266 Beech St. on Thursday, April 6, starting at 7 p.m. The agenda for this meeting will begin with a project update presented by the Belmont High School Building Committee followed by an update […]

How Much? Early Hints on Cost, Reimbursement for New High School

Photo: A new school will be behind this sign within the next decade So Belmont, are you ready to pay $140 million for a new 9-12 grade High School? How about $175 million for a structure housing 8-12 grades? And a whopping $211 million for 7-12 grades? Now before residents begin forming pitchfork and torch […]

New Belmont High Project Enters Feasibility Stage After State’s OK

Photo: The current high school building. The Belmont High School renovation project passed its eligibility stage with flying colors on Nov. 9 and will begin the phase that brings the multimillion dollar proposal closer to a bricks and mortar reality. On Wednesday, the Massachusetts School Building Authority’s board of directors “invited” Belmont and seven other […]

Down to Three: New High School Will Configure for Building with Either Grades 7, 8 or 9-12

Photo: Belmont Superintendent John Phelan.  The Massachusetts School Building Authority has spoken, and Belmont residents, and educators will select from one of three school configurations which, by sometime next year, will become the design for the renovated Belmont High School. And the options are: Grades 7-12 Grades 8-12 Grades 9-12 By March of 2017, residents, […]

Ninth Grade? Eighth Grade? Kindergarten? What Should A New Belmont High Include

Photo: Belmont High School. When the Massachusetts School Building Authority accepted Belmont’s application in January 2016 to provide partial state funding for the renovation of and new construction at Belmont High School, it was seen as a boom for future 9th through 12th graders who’ll attend the school when it’s completed approximately a decade from […]

Financial Watchdog Committee OK With Funding for New HS Design, Modulars

Photo: Belmont Superintendent John Phelan at the Warrant Committee. The Warrant Committee unanimously supported proposed funding sources for two outstanding school capital needs: the purchase of six modular classrooms to be located at the Chenery Middle School and the hiring of a project manager and funding for a feasibility study and schematic designs for the […]

High School Building Committee Picks Leader, Debt Vote Likely in 2018

Photo: William Lovallo (right), the newly-elected chair of the High School Building Committee, speaking with BHSBC member Bob McLaughlin. When the Wellington Elementary School opened on Sept. 25, 2011, Sarah Lovallo cut the ceremonial ribbon for the kindergarteners entering the school for the first time.  Lovallo, who is in fourth grade at the Wellington, is eight […]

Town Names 15 Member Belmont High School Building Committee

Photo: Site of the new high school. A mix of professionals and residents, officials and those experienced in constructing large projects were appointed to the newly-formed Belmont High School Building Committee, announced at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Monday, March 14. Town Moderator Michael Widmar, who called the renovation “one of the most important […]