John F. Kennedy Middle SchoolCategory: Public K-12 Schools New Construction
Address: 165 Mill Street, Natick, MA 01760
Square Footage: 180,250 SF
Type of Project: New Construction, Four-Story School
Designer: Ai3 Architects
Date of Completion: Spring 2022 (estimated)
Project Cost: $109,500,000
Description: The Town of Natick, in partnership with the MSBA, will be building a new four-story Middle School on the existing campus which will house grades 5 – 8. The new building will be constructed in between the JFK Middle School and the Brown Elementary school and require a complex phased construction. The project will include new roadways, parking lots, playing fields, and outdoor trails for both schools to utilize. In addition, there will be a lot of wetlands reclamation required which will factor into the phased construction approach. The educational program includes a Virtual Reality Lab, Aquaponics, Greenhouse and Planetarium space to be shared by all grades. The individual classrooms will be heavily integrated with the latest technology and advance learning equipment.