The feasibility study would look at moving Horace Mann School to the Harrington building on the south campus of Salem State, and the issues involved with converting that to an elementary school. Built in 1963, the building was originally part of Ste. Chretienne Academy, an all-girl Catholic high school that closed in 1971.
The study is a first step, Driscoll said, in determining whether it is possible and practical to make that move. The city and university have not decided to relocate Horace Mann, she said, only to examine the issues and costs involved.
But, as a start, the city has to find a consultant willing to do the study.
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Salem school construction Bates 2001 Renovation and addition Bentley 1992 Renovation and addition Carlton 2004 New building Horace Mann 1912 Moved into current building Nathaniel Bowditch 2001 New building Saltonstall 2013 Repair and modernization* Witchcraft 2003 Renovation and addition Collins 2013 Repair and modernization** Salem High 2009 Renovation * A major renovation and expansion of Saltonstall was completed in 1996. ** A major renovation and expansion of Collins Middle School was completed in 1994.