Topping Off Ceremony at Columbia Road

Though an arctic chill came roaring into town on Wednesday, November 13, Principal Nicole Mack, Chief Operating Officer John Chistolini, and Chair of the Facilities Committee Gary Gut braced the cold air to celebrate as the final beam was raised atop Conservatory Lab Charter School’s permanent home on Columbia Road in Dorchester!

Architect Stephen Zuber from Arrowstreet took them on a tour of the site, including a stop where the grand learning stairs are taking shape. This will be one of several areas where students can gather to share music, celebrate accomplishments, and invite community members to join them, making us a true partner in the growing Uphams Corner Arts District.

This moment represents great joy for the school, which has endured the heartbreak and disruption of moving several times since its founding 20 years ago.

With fingers crossed for a season free of major snowstorms, construction should move fairly quickly from here. Occupancy is projected to be on or about July 20!

We continue to fundraise for the last $800,000 leg of the Campaign, funds that will outfit the building with essential features and equipment. The list includes warming ovens in the cafeteria, acoustical paneling in the ensemble rooms, and white boards in the classrooms. A detailed list is available upon request.

Contact Rick Tagliaferri, Director of the Capital Campaign
(617) 254-8904 x 108

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