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Fisher Hill Elementary rendering addition

$57 million addition will enable two existing schools in Orange, Mass., to consolidate

Oct. 22, 2021
The addition to Fisher Hill Elementary School will combine Fisher Hill and Dexter Park Innovation School into one campus.

The Ralph C. Mahar & School Union 73 (Mass.) district is building a major addition to Fisher Hill Elementary School in OrangeMass

The $57.6 million, three-story, 50,000-square-foot project will combine the Fisher Hill and Dexter Park Innovation School campuses at one location, reports The Athol Daily News

The 1950s-era Dexter Park Innovation School will be demolished, and students from Dexter Park will move into the expanded Fisher Hill Elementary School. 

The need to replace or repair Dexter Park Innovation School has been apparent since at least 2006, when the Massachusetts School Building Authority cited deficiencies with the school’s boiler and heating system, a leaking roof and opaque windows, as well as overcrowding.

Construction of the new facility is slated to finish in 2023. 

Raymond Design Associates, Inc. is the architect.

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