Students at the Montrose School in Medfield will have a lot to look forward to next fall.
Bowdoin Construction Corporation began demolition work two weeks ago to prepare for the construction of a new Arts and Athletics Center. Jennifer Schiller, director of institutional advancement at the Montrose School, said the building—slated to be completed in the late summer of 2014—will be used for concerts, musicals, and theater performances as well as sporting events.
Architect Rob Olson designed the building, which is estimated to cost $6.5 million. Of this, $5 million has already been raised through the Realizing the Dream capital campaign.
The school rents court space for basketball games, and uses fields in Medfield for field hockey. Soccer and lacrosse games are held on the school’s home field. While middle school productions are held at Montrose, performances by high school students are done at other local schools.