digital rendering of the proposed roxbury prep high school building
Boston, News

Roxbury Parent to Boston Mayor

  • February 9, 2020

via Commonwealth Magazine

In a letter published in Boston’s Commonwealth Magazine, Roxbury Prep parent Sarah Rocha calls on Mayor Marty Walsh to support the high school building project for Roxbury Prep’s high school students. Currently, Roxbury Prep High School is split between two buildings, five miles apart.

“As you know, Roxbury Prep and their students and parents have been working for several years to develop 361 Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale into a beautiful, new high school that would be an asset to our community, and replace the run-down auto dealership that sits there now. Roxbury Prep has searched all over the city and had to balance cost, public transportation access, where the students live, as well as educational use zoning in searching for a building. For all those elements, 361 Belgrade turned out to be the very best location.

“I have been encouraged by the reactions of a majority of my Roslindale and West Roxbury neighbors. This was reflected in the fact that 85 percent of the comments filed during the official BPDA comment period were supportive of the project. Despite the opposition of some who cite traffic as the problem, the vast majority of the community around 361 Belgrade has shown overwhelming support.

“Now, how about you?”

Read the full letter here.