New Elementary School Building Project Updates

The South School building has been a priority for more than 10 years and we're excited to work toward a brighter future and build a new elementary school that will benefit the Town of Stoughton and Stoughton's children.

We will be adding information as we navigate the process of this building project with the MSBA (Massachusetts School Building Authority).

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to learn more about this project.

Building Project Boards

Project Team

  • Owner's Project Manager: Vertex

  • Designer: DRA (Drummey Rosane Anderson)

  • Contractor: TBD

Quick Facts

South Elementary School
171 Ash Street, Stoughton, MA 02072
Grades: K-5
Built: 1958
Last renovation: 1967
Square footage: 38,000

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About the Project

The goal of the South School building project is to provide a more accessible and effective learning environment conducive to meeting the educational needs of all children and their families. The project would provide larger classrooms, offices, innovation spaces for STEM and the arts, and facilities to support Special Education and English Language Learner programs.

The current South School building has significant accessibility, water infiltration and mechanical issues, as well as small rooms that don’t meet the needs of our many, varied learners. The building in its current state can no longer provide the services our students and staff deserve.


We are currently conducting a feasibility study for the South Elementary School building project, which will allow us to examine and evaluate all of the issues and determine the best course of action.

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Upcoming Events

Save the date! The next community forum to discuss the new elementary school building project will be held Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 6pm at the Gibbons Elementary School (235 Morton St.).

Families from all of our schools and members of the Stoughton community are invited to attend to learn more about this exciting project.

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MSBA Building Process & Project Timeline

The MSBA website lays out the steps we will be following for the duration of this building project:

MSBA Building Process

The following is a timeline specific for this building project, up to the point of the start of potential construction:

Project Timeline - School Committee

Project Timeline

About the South School's Building

The South School was built in 1958 and was last renovated in 1967. The current 38,000 square foot school educates approximately 250 students in grades K-5.

The building was constructed before the Americans with Disability Act was signed into law in 1990 and is non-ADA compliant. The cafeteria is the only accessible public space in the building due to the building having five different levels connected by steeply sloped ramps.

While the District has performed capital and routine maintenance projects, the school’s mechanical systems are out of date. The boilers are original to the building, electrical service is at capacity, and the building is failing due to its age.

Photos From Inside and Outside the Current South School Building

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Current South School building

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