September 24, 2021

Aitken Elementary School Addition Complete

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The Aitken Elementary School expansion is now complete. Voters approved $10.5 million at a 2019 town meeting for the project. "I am thrilled to soon be able to have an opportunity to showcase our beautiful, brand new, state-of-the-art 10-classroom addition at the Aitken Elementary School here in Seekonk,” Seekonk Superintendent Rich Drolet said, noting there was an increasing need for more space in the town’s two elementary schools.

“It’s because of this critical support from the Town that has enabled our school district to provide this additional space to maintain lower class sizes, accommodate special education programming, and ultimately provide our students with the personalized learning and academic rigor that families have come to value in our extraordinary school district,” Drolet continued.

The new wing at Aitken Elementary School houses a total of 10 new classrooms and seven bathrooms as well as a new preschool playground outside, outdoor classroom, and a maker space inside as one of the ten classrooms (modern-day computer learning lab). 

Drolet said the Seekonk School Committee and the Aitken Elementary School Administration will welcome the public to an Open House event in mid-to-late August. The school department also plans to release a video to showcase the new improvements to the school.

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