Study • New Construction
228,000 SF • 1,340 students • Grades 6–8
Construction Dates: June 2014–August 2016; Site through June 2017
The former J. Henry Higgins Middle School was 50 years old with original mechanical and electrical systems.
The exterior walls, reminiscent of traditional brick buildings in Peabody, are durable, visually pleasing, and require low maintenance.
The new school improved student drop-off and pick-up. Windows are a significant design feature for the integration of the building and its site, providing transparency and working with its solar orientation to provide excellent daylighting for a sun-filled library, cafeteria, and music room. The School is organized into an academic wing with five classroom clusters per grade separated from the public and interactive spaces by two courtyards.