Process and Milestones

The project is currently in the in the Schematic Design phase and focusing on the following areas:

The Schematic Design process has been split into two phases due to availability of approved funds, and in Fall 2023, the Building Committee will seek approval from Town Meeting for an additional $1.3 million for Phase 2 of Schematic Design. The full project will be brought to Town Meeting and the ballot box for voter approval in late winter or spring 2024, and will allow the project to continue into the Detailed Design and Construction phases.

Space Programming & Preliminary Design

HMFH and their team of design consultants/engineers will continue to meet with the Andover Public Schools staff and leadership to translate the District’s Andover High Education Plan into a preliminary building configuration and layout that meets Andover’s specific educational delivery goal. Building Committee and district goals of accommodating community use of the building and project site are also key considerations.

Project Scope Considerations

Through the Schematic Design Phase, the Building Committee will be seeking community feedback and deciding upon various potential cost saving-measures and added scope items to refine the project budget while still meeting the Education Plan and overall design intent. Please visit the Design Evolution page for more information.

Public Outreach

A high school building project could be the most significant capital project the Town of Andover has ever undertaken. The full Andover community is encouraged to get engaged, provide input and stay informed.

The Committee holds multiple public meetings per month (typically on Thursdays) and monthly Community Forums. For a full schedule of meetings, please visit: Follow and Attend Meetings

The Building Committee welcomes opportunities to speak with individuals or groups about the project. Please email to coordinate a discussion.

For additional updates, please check this website, join the Building Committee email list and follow the project on Facebook.

To review results of the March 2023 online Community Survey, please see slides 3 through 13 of this presentation. Almost 600 responses were received and were reviewed at the March 30th and April 6th, 2023, AHS Building Committee meetings.

Thank you in advance for providing input. Andover High School belongs to the community and the community needs to determine what level of investment makes sense for any project. Email with any questions or comments.