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East Campus Project

Project Update

Modified plan following neighbor input

About the East Campus Project

As part of our campus plan for the future of the School, over the course of two decades, Belmont Hill has acquired a number of contiguous properties across the street from the Main Campus.

East Campus Project: Concerns/Facts

As Belmont Hill proceeds with its East Campus Project, some common concerns have been raised about this plan. What follows is a clarification of these concerns. 

The following diagram illustrates the size of the East Campus Project in relation to the Mass Audubon Habitat.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Four electric vehicle charging stations are proposed in the East Campus Lot.

This diagram illustrates the location of the wetlands and their proximity to the East Campus, including the buffer zone.

Neighbor Meetings

  • December 1, 2021 - Hybrid meeting with Belmont Hill School project team. Attended by approximately 100 neighbors, the Director of Community Development, two Town Meeting members and a member of the Warrant Committee.
  • January 6, 2022 – Spring 2022. Rutledge Road/Prospect St Neighbors met with Head of School, Greg Schneider, and continued their conversation throughout the Spring of 2022.
  • May 25, 2022 - Belmont Hill School project team met with six Rutledge Road/Prospect Street neighbors to review changes.
  • May 27, 2022 - Belmont Hill School project team met with three Marsh Street area neighbors to review changes.

Out of these meetings and conversations, additional improvements and accommodations were made through multiple redesign before our application was submitted to the Town. The most significant change was the relocation of the entrance to the east parking lot in an effort to alleviate concern of vehicle headlights. The School purchased the property at 20 Park Avenue at a cost of $1+ million to allow for this redesigned parking lot entrance. An illustration of the before and after plan appears below. 

Based on neighbor feedback, Belmont Hill increased the distance between the lot and abutting yards. The height of the proposed fence was raised and divided into sections to support wildlife movement. 


Our Commitment as Neighbors

Since the School’s founding in 1923, Belmont Hill has worked hard to be good neighbors and devoted citizens of the Town of Belmont. This begins with our commitment to Belmont youth sports programs, which enjoy the use of our playing fields, gymnasiums, ice rinks, and meeting spaces completely free of charge. Many Belmont community organizations also use our meeting spaces at no cost. The School has for many years run popular Sports Camps as well as a Summer School. We offer all Belmont residents a 15 percent discount for each of these programs, which combined benefits approximately 300 girls and boys each year.
Additionally, Belmont Hill has always opened our track and playing fields for our neighbors. It is common to see Belmont residents on our campus enjoying the wide open space of our fields. On Sundays during the winter, we welcome neighbors for an “open skate” in our ice rink.

Click here for a more detailed look at the economic impact Belmont Hill’s services have on the town. 

Belmont Planning Board Meetings

Meeting agendas and Zoom links for remote access are provided on the Town of Belmont Planning Board page.

Town of Belmont Planning Board

Meeting Dates

Nov. 15, 2022 - 7:00pm
Dec. 6, 2022 - 7:00pm - Meeting Zoom Link
Dec. 20, 2022 - 7:00pm
Jan. 3, 2023 - 7:00pm
Jan. 17, 2023 - 7:00pm
Feb. 7, 2023 - 7:00pm

Contact Information

Bill Mahoney
Director of Communications

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Project By-Law Compliance

This section is intended to illustrate how Belmont Hill has responded to each town by-law.

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