Somerville High School Ribbon Cutting, December 8

Please join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Superintendent Mary Skipper, and local elected officials for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the renovated and reconstructed Somerville High School campus on Wednesday, December 8, at 6 p.m.

The new building opened to students in March 2021 to support the District’s return to in-person learning while final renovations continued on a 750-seat auditorium. Those renovations finished in early November, and all building construction is now complete. 

On top of Central Hill between City Hall and the public library, the new campus will be a fixture of both academic and civic life in Somerville for decades to come. The six-story, 396,000-square-foot school was designed to support a wide range of teaching and learning methodologies, expanding educational opportunities for students and preparing them for future success in college and the workforce. The new building will also serve as a premier gathering space for all Somerville residents, offering several much-needed options for community meetings or events.

This ribbon cutting will be the first opportunity for the Somerville community to come together in the new building to mark this historic milestone, celebrate this incredible state-of-the-art campus and public amenity, and recognize the work of so many who brought this transformational project to life. 

The ceremony will begin in the Somerville High School auditorium, 81 Highland Avenue. The auditorium entrance is between City Hall and the high school’s main entrance, facing Highland Avenue. Following speaking remarks, guests will be invited to enjoy music by student performers and take a guided tour of the school. 

RSVP is not required. All attendees must wear a mask indoors. For more information about the new building, visit shsproject.org