This $210 million, 360,000 SF building replaced the old South High originally built in the late ‘70s. The new school provides a modern, state-of-the-art teaching and learning environment including vocational programs in Diesel Technology and Culinary Arts which will prepare students for entry level jobs upon graduation. Despite challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic, the Fontaine Brothers/W.T. Rich joint venture delivered the project on-time and millions of dollars under budget.
As the name suggests, South High is a community in the most diverse sense of the word. A prominent feature which has been carried forward from the old school is the display of nearly 50 flags representing the countries and languages of this diverse 1,400 student body. This commitment to community is further reflected in the expanded space for “Andy’s Attic”, a student-run non-profit organization based within the South school that provides clothing for Worcester-area children and adults in need.
The project is capped off by the dedication of Paul Moosey Way. The drive leading to the school is dedicated to the late Paul J. Moosey, the City’s longtime commissioner of public works. Our team is honored to help celebrate Mr. Moosey’s legacy as he was a longtime client and friend; having worked with him on many projects including Nelson Place Elementary School and the Franklin Street Fire Station.
Fontaine is proud to be a part of such a successful and meaningful project that will significantly improve the learning environment for the students in the City of Worcester for the next 50 years.