You can now read 10 articles each month for free on

The Boston Globe


$261m facility for 2 Boston schools could set state record

Boston’s proposal to construct a shared building for Boston Arts Academy and the Upper Quincy School near Chinatown could go down as the most expensive public school project ever in Massachusetts, with initial estimates exceeding $261 million.

The price tag dwarfs that of the current record-holder, the three-year-old Newton North High School, a nearly $200 million project that sparked a national debate over suburban excess.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than $1 a week