CTA Construction Announces Opening of Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter School in Franklin, MA
City officials, educators, and CTA leadership announce the opening of leading charter school new 70,000 sf new home
Franklin, Mass. (September 24, 2019) – CTA Construction staff today announced the recent opening of the new Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter School (BFCCPS) in Franklin, Mass.
The new school, a project that has been nearly seven years in the planning, opened on time for the 2019 – 2020 school year. The new space achieves several crucial goals. It allows the school to grow – doubling its capacity from 450 up to 900 K-8 grade students, and enables the Benjamin Franklin Education Foundation to better achieve its mission of providing students with a classical academic education.
“The new Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School has been in planning for nearly seven years and the result is a state-of-the-art facility that will serve students for generations to come,” said Paul DuRoss, Principal at CTA Construction. “We know how much it means to both students and faculty to see this project come to life, and we are excited to deliver a school that will enable students to access a high-quality education in a welcoming environment.”
The new 70,000 square-foot school is a major facility upgrade for BFCCPS students and staff, who previously occupied a former Catholic school building in Franklin. Just two miles away from its former site, BFCCPS is a resource for families in Franklin and the surrounding area that has come to value its reputation as one of the oldest and best-performing charter school systems in Massachusetts.
Construction of the new school is a joint effort between owner BFCCPS, Owner’s Project Manager Daedelus Projects, Inc, Project Architect Arrowstreet Architecture and Design, and Construction Manager CTA Construction. Construction began in the spring of 2018 and was completed in the Summer 2019 in time for the opening of the 2019-20 school year.
In addition to Franklin, BFCCPS is expected to serve children from Bellingham, Blackstone, Holliston, Hopedale, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millis, Milville, Norfolk, Plainville, Upton, Walpole, and Wrentham.
About CTA Construction Managers
CTA Construction is an award-winning construction management firm with experience in building public and private facilities. Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, CTA Construction specializes in building construction and its portfolio includes a variety of commercial, residential, academic, civic and retail facilities. As a leader in green building, CTA Construction firm helps clients build sustainably and meet LEED and MA-CHPS standards. For more information, visit www.ctaconstruction.com