Education Groundbreaking

Bowdoin Breaks Ground on Charles River Middle School

Dover, MA – Bowdoin recently broke ground for a new, 14,000sf middle school for Charles River School in Dover. The new building, designed by Flansburgh Architects, will be home to grades 6-8 and the middle school science program and will support the school’s progressive and innovative curriculum.

The building will have traditional board and batten siding and double-hung windows. Facing the rear, into the school, however, the building takes a more contemporary form, with a two-story wood-framed glass wall revealing a large common gathering area in the center of the building.

Charles River School rendering by Dongik Lee / Flansburgh Architects

Eight classrooms, as well as breakout rooms, a faculty room, and a kitchen, will open onto this central space, which will feature an amphitheater-style seating area. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in June.

Charles River Middle School staff and members of the Bowdoin Construction team at the groundbreaking