Franklin Elementary School

  • In May of 2020, Statements of Interest (SOI) were submitted to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) for both Franklin Elementary School and Countryside Elementary School. Though the Franklin School project was not selected by the MSBA to move forward at this time, both the City of Newton Capital Improvement Plan and the Newton Public School's Long Range Facilities Plan include a major capital improvement project to address the school's facility needs.
    We look forward to working collaboratively with the Franklin community to create something very special for the students, staff, and neighborhood. Additional information can be found on the Newton Public Buildings Department website at

Meeting Dates and Summaries

  • At the February 3, 2022 building committee meeting, City officials reviewed the building committee process, the project schedule, and the high-level scope of the Franklin Elementary building project. Over the next few months, we will be advertising and bidding for the design services team and working with our Designer Selection Committee to select the design firm for the Franklin School Project. If you would like to share traits and expertise you would like to see in the design team, email

    The next meeting will be on Thursday, April 7th at 6:00 p.m. Please register in advance here: