Cushing and Hatherly MSBA Project
What is the project?
A number of years ago, Scituate Public Schools began studying the possibility of upgrading two of its elementary schools.
- Hatherly Elementary School: Built in 1962 (61 years old)
- Cushing Elementary School: Built in 1964 (59 years old)
The SPS community is participating in a feasibility study, engaging with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), an Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) and Designer/Architect and stakeholders throughout the Scituate community.
While there are no major red flags or dangerous safety conditions at either school, an existing conditions assessment identified that:
- Both schools experience space deficiencies in their educational programs, particularly, special education, art, and music.
- Both have inappropriate space adjacencies: library, gymnasium
- Each school needs significant upgrades, including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, exterior windows and envelope, and improvements to meet ADA requirements.
- Both have temporary, 20-year-old modular classrooms.
Read the full existing conditions assessment conducted by the OPM and Designer/Architect.