Massachusetts town approves $158 million to replace elementary school

December 15, 2023

Voters in the Massachusetts town of Hopkinton approved a $158 million project to build a three-story replacement elementary school. The current 60-year-old school suffers from capacity and accessibility issues. Construction is expected to begin summer 2025.  

Plans for the future Elmwood Elementary School call for 54 classrooms and enough space to support two music, two art and four gym classes. The facility will include spaces dedicated to core academics, special education and health and physical education.

Plans also call for a large cafeteria, gymnasium and a two-story library and media center. In addition, the school will install a geothermal heating system.  

The project will improve roadways and infrastructure, including separate stacking areas for 140 cars and 18 buses, a roundabout and 200 paved parking spaces.

The school will also build two outdoor basketball courts, four dedicated physical education zones and three outdoor classrooms. 

The school will integrate a recess area, including open lawns, playgrounds and hardscape play areas. Play structures will include climbers, spinners, sensory elements and swings.

The project will also feature amenities such as outdoor gathering spaces, shade structures, benches and picnic tables.

Strategic Partnerships, Inc. can provide information on contract opportunities, plus existing and future government funding. For more information, contact

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Paul Stinson

Paul Stinson has more than 15 years of journalism experience, including a decade covering the legislative and regulatory affairs of Texas, South Africa, and Germany for an affiliate of Bloomberg, L.P. His experience includes covering voting rights and the sectors of environment, energy, labor, healthcare, and taxes. Stinson joined the team in October as a reporter for SPI’s news publications, which include Government Contracting Pipeline, Texas Government Insider, and the newly-launched Government Market News. He is also a Fulbright Scholar to Germany, and an Arthur F. Burns Fellow. He holds a master’s in journalism from Indiana University.   

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