Worcester South High Community School


The Worcester South High Community School project consisted of the new construction of a 360,000 square foot high school to replace the original building that had been in use since 1978 and stood as one of the last “open-concept” high schools in the state. The approximately 40% larger replacement houses 1,420 students and includes drastically-improved academic spaces that are more conducive to a modern learning environment.

The project was constructed on the grounds of the existing, fully-occupied school and shared a site with the occupied middle school. The phasing of the project was driven significantly by the logistics required to keep both schools operating safely and without disruption. The new, state-of-the-art school includes high-tech classroom spaces; a media center auditorium; a wellness center; technical education spaces for culinary and auto tech; and new athletic fields. The new school also includes improved space for Andy’s Attic, a South High Community School initiative that offers clothing for students in need. Exterior site improvements included a new football field, a solar parking lot canopy and a rain garden. 

Project Information

Location: Worcester, MA

Size: 360,000 SF

Type: New Construction

Owner: City of Worcester

Designer: Lamoureux Pagano Associates | Architects, Worcester, MA

Delivery Method: CM-at-Risk (MGL Chapter 149A)