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Tobin Montessori and Vassal Lane Upper Schools Construction Underway

Thursday, May 19, 2022
Construction of the new Tobin Montessori and Vassal Lane Upper Schools project kicked off in December 2021. Located at 197 Vassal Lane, the new complex will house the Tobin Montessori School, Vassal Lane Upper Schools, the City’s Department of Human Services Programs preschool and after school programs, and Special Start.

This project will include renovations and upgrades to Callanan Park, open space enhancements, including a variety of age-appropriate play areas, multi-purpose fields, and public access to a bike lane and community paths. The Tobin Montessori and Vassal Lane Upper Schools project is being designed as a Net Zero Emissions Facility.

The City of Cambridge is committed to creating a sustainable and resilient community and has invested over $500 million in three new school facilities since 2011, two of which were completed — the Martin Luther King Jr. and Putnam Avenue Upper Schools, and the King Open and Cambridge Street Upper Schools and Community Complex — and the final, the Tobin Montessori and Vassal Lane Upper Schools, which is currently underway.

“As City Manager, I can say that not many communities, if any, are able to make the type of financial investments that we are making in rebuilding our schools,” said Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale, acknowledging former City Managers Robert W. Healy and Richard C. Rossi for their financial foresight and initial execution of these school construction projects. “Our success is only possible because of the collaboration that occurs between the Cambridge City Council and the City Administration and with the School Committee and School Administration.”
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