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North Cambridge Catholic High School Closing

On December 22nd, just before the holidays, the Archdiocese of Boston, announced that the North Cambridge Catholic High School on Norris Street would be closing and moving to Dorchester.

The school is relocating to 100 Savin Hill Avenue in Dorchester, the former St. William School.  The school’s name will be changed to Cristo Rey Boston. North Cambridge Catholic has been part of a national association of Catholic high schools called the Cristo Rey Network since 2004.

North Cambridge Catholic High School, 40 Norris Street

North Cambridge Catholic High School, 40 Norris Street

It seems that the Archdiocese plans to sell the school building after the move.  Will North Cambridge have a new schoolhouse condo building? Let’s hope so.

Renovated schools make super condos and 40 Norris Street is an exceptional building. The Northwest Cambridge: Survey of Architectural History in Cambridge calls it “one of the handsomest schools in the city.”  It’s massive, over 35,000 sq.ft. according to City records, and has large rounded windows on the upper floors.  The satellite view of the school shows twenty or so parking spaces currently sited behind the building.

The school was built in 1898 for the City of Cambridge and served as the Ellis School until the 1950s.  The building was designed by Boston architect A.H. Gould.

Norris Street is a pleasant, residential street lined with multi-families. It’s a one-way street running from Cedar Street to Mass Ave. The bike path is nearby and Davis Square is not far.  At one end of Norris you’ll find the path that leads into a very nice park and playground, the Reverend Williams Park.

Schoolhouse condos would be a great addition to the neighborhood.  The closest renovated school in Cambridge is the former Lincoln School on Mead Street at the corner of Walden and condos turn over infrequently there. 

Watch this space for updates on the North Cambridge Catholic High School closing and plans for the building’s future.


Related posts:

Schoolhouse Condos In Cambridge and Somerville

Condos in Renovated Schools in Medford


The North Cambridge Catholic High School is at 40 Norris Street, Cambridge, MA 02140.

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