Long-term plans for facility and campus development have been a focus of Tower's Board of Trustees for decades. In 1993, Tower purchased the first of eight properties adjacent to the school, and in 2006, a Facilities Master Plan was created as a guide for future investment and expansion. The proposed backyard project is in keeping with the Master Plan.
2018 PROPOSED BACKYARD PROJECT
We are excited to have an opportunity to transform Tower's backyard into a premiere environment for athletics and science learning as well as for a revitalized playground and community space.
Pending approvals from Marblehead's Conservation Commission, the timeline of the project includes a goal to open the space in September of 2019.
2014 HEAD OF SCHOOL HOUSE
In 2014, we renovated one of the houses to become a home for our Head of School, an investment that not only provides long-term financial savings but also provides additional event and meeting space for the school.
2017-2018 CARPOOL LOOP AND GREEN
In 2017, we began a campus expansion project which involved removing 5 Tower-owned houses from the property in order to create an off-street carpool loop and additional outdoor green space on campus.The results include:
- improved student safety and traffic flow within the neighborhood and along West Shore Drive
- additional recreational space and a more open and unified feel across the campus.
2007 NEW CONSTRUCTION
In 2007, after the completion of a new Facilities Master Plan, we used property from the first of Tower's eight houses to allow for the building of the new Upper School and Performing Arts Center.