January 14, 2021 – Just before the holiday, Antinozzi Associates celebrated the topping off ceremony at the New London High School Multi-Magnet Campus along with a crowd of students, staff, administration, and representatives from the Capitol Region Education Council, Newfield + Downes, the Board of Education, the School Maintenance and Building Committee, and the City of New London. The final beam, painted by students and staff, was lowered into place as the school band proudly played.

This milestone represents the completion of the steel frame erection and the start of the next stages of construction for this project. The updated school facility will house visual and performing arts students in grades 6-12 as well as high school STEM and International Baccalaureate magnet programs. The addition will include a new front entrance to the school, an expanded arts program with dance, choral, and band spaces, and new administrative offices. The remainder of the existing building will be fully renovated and will include a new cafeteria and kitchen converted from the former pool area, a new space for the culinary arts education program, a renovated auditorium, and a renovated gymnasium complete with ADA-compliant locker rooms.

Superintendent Cynthia Ritchie told The Day, “The project will bring forth amazing new spaces, featuring top-of-the-line equipment and technologies that will truly allow our students to shine… shine in classrooms, on stage, through their printed and graphic artwork, and during a variety of musical performances.”

Antinozzi Associates is looking forward to the continued success of this project in the City of New London.

Read more about the project here: antinozzi.com/project/new-london-high-school