City wants to relocate two high schools
Seeks to create more seats
By James Vaznis Globe Staff / July 19, 2011
Less than a month after Boston closed the former Hyde Park High School, the city is seeking to reopen the building in fall 2012 as the new home of Boston Latin Academy, under an ambitious proposal being announced today to increase capacity at several popular schools.
The Latin Academy building near the Roxbury-Dorchester line would undergo considerable renovations and eventually house the Boston Arts Academy, which has been sharing a building across from Fenway Park with Fenway High School. Splitting those two popular schools would allow both to serve more students.
The proposal also calls for expanding the Eliot K-8 School in the North End, which has a long waiting list of students, and creating two new in-district charter elementary schools.