Many gathered for the Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate a significant project milestone and the expanded opportunities in Career Technical Education (CTE) that the new school will bring.
This new facility will be a source of pride for our community and a valuable resource for generations to come.
Ceremonial shovels in the ground commemorated the start of construction for Bristol-Plymouth’s state-of-the-art high school, which will open to students in Fall 2026. Currently housed in an undersized, outdated facility, the new school will provide B-P students and faculty with a modern learning environment that supports the highly technical and ever-evolving nature of Career Technical Education (CTE). Stakeholders from school administration to State Representatives attended the groundbreaking ceremony to reflect on the design process and remark on the future opportunities for education at Bristol-Plymouth and the surrounding community.
Upon completion, the new school will elevate the educational experience at Bristol-Plymouth with specialized shops and labs for CTE programs, public-facing spaces that welcome the greater Bristol-Plymouth community, and varied learning environments equipped for collaborative, hands-on project work.
The design team invested significant time and effort into the engagement process to understand Bristol-Plymouth’s educational and facility goals, as well as the specialized needs of all 19 CTE programs, to ensure the new school accommodates the necessary spaces, equipment, and technology for each program while remaining flexible for future growth.
Many of B-P’s career technical programs involve public-facing elements, such as the student-run Culinary Arts Silver Platter restaurant, Cosmetology Silver Shears Salon, and an expanded Early Childhood Education program. The design groups these programs along the Southern entrance to invite community use.
Beyond CTE shops and labs, Bristol-Plymouth features a wide range of educational environments, from theory classrooms and project areas adjacent to career technical spaces to a central courtyard and fenced work yards. These outdoor learning environments provide a secure space for large-scale projects not feasible indoors, expanding the educational opportunities for Bristol-Plymouth learners.