Former North Catholic building continues transformation into Marianna Bracetti Academy

Posted on 21 May 2013 by Jim

The new home of Marianna Bracetti Academy Charter School continues to take shape in anticipation of it’s opening in Fall of 2013.  The building is the former Northeast Catholic High School for Boys, once the largest boys school in the world.

The charter school is currently occupying an old trolley shed at Kensington Ave and Cumberland St.  The school is contracted by the city to educate 1,155 students.

Looking into the building, it looks like they ripped down all of the old walls and were putting up new ones.

I ride by the building every day and am amazed at what I think looks like an air conditioning unit on the roof.

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It looks like something NASA would try to launch into space.

They’ve removed the bridge between the school and the former rectory building, which was sold to separate developers to be turned into senior housing.

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Additionally, the rectory has ivy growing up it’s walls, I think it looks good, I’d love to see them keep it.

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At one point, the football field out back looked like it was growing wheat, but it appears to have been mowed.

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