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Cushing and Hatherly MSBA Project

Cushing and Hatherly Elementary Schools

How did we get here?

  • The current Feasibility Study being undertaken for a new elementary school had its beginnings years ago. In 2018 the Town hired Habeeb & Associates Architects to complete an Elementary School Master Plan.

    Completed in December 2018, the Master Plan provided a roadmap for elementary school improvements in the Town.

  • At the same time the Town was also working with Dr. Frank Locker on visioning for educational delivery in the Town with his report being issued in January 2019.

  • Informed by the Master Plan and the visioning, the Town began discussions with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). On May 4, 2020 the Town submitted a Statement of Interest to the MSBA for the Hatherly Elementary School. After that submission, the MSBA conducted numerous site visits and discussions with the Town, including a review of the existing conditions of multiple school buildings.

  • All of this culminated with Scituate receiving an invitation into the MSBA Eligibility process on April 14, 2021 and a subsequent invitation to a Feasibility Study on March 2, 2022 for construction of a combined Hatherly and Cushing Elementary School enrollment of 460 students.

We Need Your Input

To gather your feedback, we're using a tool called ThoughtExchange. All of our voices matter, so your participation is crucial and valued.

QUESTION: To support the success of our students and schools, what ideas, perspectives, concepts, and other input should be considered as Scituate Public Schools undertakes both a 5-year Strategic Plan and the Cushing/Hatherly Elementary School project?

  • You'll be asked to respond to one open-ended question, consider and assign stars to some of the ideas shared by others (20 to 30 is ideal), and learn what's important to the group.
  • Your thoughts and stars are confidential. 
  • You can come back as often as you'd like to participate and, in fact, we ask that you do come back to star some of the new ideas shared since you first participated. 
  • The ratings will help us understand the most important areas to focus on. 
  • Thank you in advance for your help and input.

Participate now:

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Public Meeting 1

The first public meeting took place on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Download the presentation or view the meeting video below.

Other Opportunities to Participate

  • Public Meeting #2: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 6:30 at the Gates Middle School, Dining Commons

    Public Meeting #3: Thursday, May 11, 2023 6:30 at the Scituate Senior Center

    Additional dates will be posted here as scheduled


The District selected two partners to join our team that will help move this project forward.

  • Vertex Companies, LLC. Vertex was the Town’s OPM on the Public Safety Building and Senior Center projects and provided assistance with the Humarock Fire Station.

  • Dore+Whittier Architects of Newburyport, MA. Dore + Whittier has experience working with the Town on the Public Safety Building as well as the Gates Middle School project.


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