Major Howard W. Beal Elementary School

Location

Shrewsbury, MA

Area

142,000 square feet

Key Features

  • The MSBA study determined that a replacement school is needed for the nearly 100 year-old school in the center of town.
  • After analyzing 31 potential sites, the site of the former Glavin Center on Lake Street was selected.
  • The 790-student K-4 school will be in use year-round and will be LEED-certified.
  • Completion of the school has allowed for the district to offer full-day kindergarten and address a number of deficiencies beyond those of the former Beal School.
  • The building was constructed using CM@Risk delivery method and opened in 2021.
  • The school features murals by well-known author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds.

 

Key Contacts

Kathryn Crockett

AIA, LEED AP

President

Sean W. Brennan

AIA, NCARB

Project Architect

“Lamoureux Pagano Associates Architects are continuing the outstanding tradition of excellent design that is functional for the educational mission of the schools, as well as beautiful, as well as cost-effective. President and lead architect, Katie Crockett, along with Sean Brennan and Natalie Gabrielle, have created an outstanding design for this school.”

Joseph Sawyer, Superintendent of Schools, Shrewsbury Public Schools

elementary school students having lunch in the cafeteria
beal elementary school lobby looking into the cafeteria
students walk up the stairs inside the elementary school. a colorful mural take up most of the back wall

“The design of the new Beal School is superbly functional and vibrant.  Our students and staff love it!  As first grader Prince enthusiastically told me, “This looks like a place where we can be heroes!”

Joseph Sawyer, Superintendent of Schools, Shrewsbury Public Schools

students gathered in a common area in the beal elementary school while a teacher reads to them
young student looks at wall mural

Key Contacts

Kathryn Crockett

AIA, LEED AP

President

Sean W. Brennan

AIA, NCARB

Project Architect

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