Alma del Mar Charter School
Construction is complete at the new 43,000 gsf Alma del Mar Charter School in New Bedford, MA. The Alma del Mar Charter School previously occupied a single story (circa 1918) school building on the Madeira Avenue site in New Bedford. The old school building consisting of approximately 26,000 sf of space opened their doors in 2011 to 120 scholars. Since then they have doubled in size and currently serve 240 scholars in grades K-5.
With the help of the City of New Bedford’s Mayor Mitchell and the New Bedford City Council, the school secured their current site and its 2.3 acres for the long term. Construction, (Phase 1) began in late August, 2015 for the new two story Alma del Mar Charter School on the vacant east section of the school’s current site facing Belleville Avenue. The new school building was designed by HMFH Architects, Inc. from Cambridge, MA. Phase 2 consisted of demolition of the old building. Construction was complete in July, 2016.
Click here for article published in Southcoast Today, June 21, 2016 http://www.southcoasttoday.com/news/20160621/alma-del-mar-ready-to-go-with-new-building-and-grade-7-this-fall
Architect: HMFH Architects
Owner: Alma del Mar Charter School
Location: New Bedford, MA