Boston Collegiate Charter School
Mayhew Street School Expansion
Boston Collegiate Charter School (BCCS) is recognized as a leading middle and high school in Massachusetts and around the country with 100% of its graduating seniors being accepted into college. After significant growth in its student population, BCCS is expanding its Mayhew Street middle and high school facilities to provide an assembly space and new classrooms. Our renovation and expansion seeks to enhance BCCS's culture of learning and school community.
Prior to this renovation and expansion, BCCS lacked a single, large convening space, such as a cafeteria or auditorium. The new multipurpose assembly space will fill this need, supporting socialization, meals and special programming. The assembly space encompasses approximately 3,000 sf, and will occupy the courtyard between the original school and convent buildings. The main entrance lobby to the school is being modified to create an accessible lower lobby that leads directly into the new assembly space.
The classroom addition creates three science rooms, two art rooms, seven general classrooms and a suite of offices. The three-story, 11,800 sf addition is being constructed over an existing parking lot on the west side of the school. It includes open parking below to maintain the school’s parking capacity.
MDS began working with BCCS in 2009 when the firm designed BCCS's Sydney Street Lower School. This renovation/adaptive reuse converted a former piano factory into a vibrant school that houses BCCS's grades 5-6 programs. Prior to the current Mayhew Street expansion, MDS has supported BCCS on a range of planning and feasibility studies that have investigated expansion options for a range of academic, athletic, and administrative programs.