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Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
For Immediate Release
February 8, 2022
Mayor Ganim, Superintendent Testani, Joined by Education Leaders and Local Officials For Demolition of Future Bassick High School Site
Bassick Lions New Home and Field at UB Campus
Bridgeport, CT – This morning Mayor Ganim joined Superintendent Testani, BPS Board of Education and School Building Committee members, City Council members, Bassick High School Principal for the demolition of the former “Bodine” building on the University of Bridgeport Campus as it will now be home to Bassick High School.
The development of a new Bassick High School has been in discussion and planning for several years. This effort has been a combination of state and local partnerships to find a premium location that will provide students with optimum academic space, an athletic field as well as conditions for students to remain in school while a new facility undergoes development. Most exciting and noted by local officials is that Bassick athletic teams will finally have the opportunity to practice and compete on their own field.
Mayor Ganim stated, “This project is happening today in large part because of the clear vision and commitment by the board of education, committee members, and the Superintendent. These school buildings become monuments, centers for learnings, but most importantly a place where students will receive their diploma for the next few 100 years.”
The new building will house both Bassick High School and Bridgeport Military Academy students and is designed for a peak enrollment of 1,237 students. The 4 story-high building will be fully equipped with a gym, auditorium, and an athletic field with 950 seating capacity. The building will be raised to bring the first floor out of the 500-year flood elevation. Construction documents are being finalized in the construction phase of the project with occupancy in 2025.
The building will include the following programs from Bassick High School and the Bridgeport Military Academy:
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Automotive Repair
- Construction Technologies
- Liberal Arts
- Law Enforcement
- Emergency Medical Services
- Homeland Security
- Military Sciences