Mission Hill might get new K-8 school

November 7, 2013
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A new K-8 school might be in the works for the Mission Hill community after an amendment by City Councilor Mike Ross narrowly passed 7-6 during the City Council meeting yesterday.

The amendment was attached to a loan order for a $4 million feasibility study towards a new building in Chinatown for the Boston Arts Academy (BAA) and the Quincy Upper School. The loan order was also approved by the City Council.

“It’s what the neighborhood and the Mission Hill community wants,” said Ross in an interview with the Gazette. The councilor lives in and represents Mission Hill.

The Boston Public Schools did not have an immediate response.

Mission Hill lost two schools during last year’s school-move plan, which Ross opposed. The Mission Hill K-8 School and New Mission High School, which were both housed at 67 Alleghany St., moved to Jamaica Plain and Hyde Park, respectively.

The Fenway High School, which currently shares space with BAA at 174 Ipswich St., is slated to move to 67 Alleghany St. But under the amendment by Ross, Fenway would stay at its original location and a K-8 school would be installed at the 67 Alleghany St. building.

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