Arrowstreet helped Excel Academy, a state-wide MCAS leader, create the first school of their growing charter network in East Boston. The design team transformed a historic building into new classrooms for 220 students in grades 5-8. A central, seminar-style break-out room on each floor provides focused opportunities for individual and small group learning. The new entrance lobby and multi-purpose addition create a gathering space that is central to the school’s daily activities, supporting the school’s mission to prepare students to succeed in high school and college.

Project Details


East Boston, MA


Excel Academy


220 students

Photos by Ed Wonsek ArtWorks Inc.

Architectural Plans / Process