Hillside Elementary School Planning

Welcome to the Hillside School Planning Information Page

Planning for appropriate school space for Needham's students continues to be a priority for the School Committee.  The reconstruction of Needham High School in 2008, High Rock School in 2009, and renovation of the Newman School in 2012 are clear examples of this community's support of and commitment to its young people in grades Preschool through 12.  Continued renovation and maintenance projects at the remaining schools, including updates at Pollard and a possible classroom expansion at Needham High School, also top the agenda.

The replacement of the existing Hillside Elementary School with a new school has long been a priority for the School Committee and community.  Fortunately, the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) has agreed to partner with the Town of Needham to construct a new school on Central Avenue to replace the Hillside School.

Please use the links and resources on this website to get information about the history of the project, including school space planning;  to understand the issues and deficiencies associated with the existing school building; and to view schematic drawings, plans, and a timeline for a proposed new school on Central Avenue.  Click here for frequently asked questions

New School Name
The Needham School Committee
voted unaninously on June 6, 2017
to name the new school on Central
Avenue the Sunita L. Williams
Elementary School. The new
school is slated to open in
September 2019.
Needham Hillside 60% CD Review Response 6-27-17
Hillside School 60% Construction Documents 5-12-17
Design Development Response to MSBA 3-7-17
Hillside @ Central Avenue Design Development Drawings 2-2-17
Hillside @ Central Avenue Design Development
Hillside @ Central Avenue Architect Update 12-12-16
Hillside School Schematic Design June 2, 2016
Schematic Design Drawings
Hillside Traffic Report 10-06-15
Hillside Traffic Report Appendix 10-15
Michael Kascak, Principal
Hillside School
michael_kascak@ needham.k12.ma.us
Steven Popper, Director of Design & Construction
Town of Needham Public Facilities