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Little Compton, RI 02837


The mission of the Wilbur & McMahon Schools is to develop a comprehensive educational community with high academic standards that challenge all students to love learning and to become skilled communicators and critical thinkers who are respectful, motivated, responsible, and self confident contributors to their community and the world.

School Building Project

floor plan

Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects.

The project consists of renovations to the existing, two-story school facility, limited site improvements and utility infrastructure work. The existing building is approximately 58,000 sf in area. It was originally constructed in 1929 for use as a school and subsequently added onto in the 1930's, 1950's, 1970's and 1990's. The original portion of the building is constructed of exterior load-bearing masonry walls with an un-coursed rubble stone veneer. The floor and roof framing consists of conventional nominal wood framing. The 1930's and 1950's wings are constructed with conventional nominal wood framed construction and a rubble stone veneer exterior. The 1959 gym addition utilizes a structural wood bent system with conventional nominal wood roof framing. The exterior walls are constructed of nonload-bearing masonry with a brick veneer exterior. The 1970's wing is constructed with steel columns, laminated wood beams and a structural wood roof deck. Exterior walls consist of non-load-bearing masonry with a brick veneer exterior.

The major focus of this project is to update the building systems, make the building safe, code compliant, handicapped accessible and weathertight. The proposed work requires interaction with every part of the facility. Walls, ceilings, floors, doors, roofs, etc. will be impacted for replacement and upgrade of the major systems. Work consists of, but is not necessarily limited to the following: selective demolition, hazardous material abatement, limited site work, landscaping, concrete, masonry, metal fabrications, rough and finish carpentry, building insulation, roofing, exterior cladding, joint sealants, firestopping systems, hollow metal doors and frames, wood doors, exterior windows, aluminum entrances and storefront, glazing, light gage metal framing, interior finishes, signage, toilet compartments, casework, fire extinguishers, toilet accessories, kitchen equipment and elevator. New sprinkler system, fire alarm system upgrades, new HVAC systems, new plumbing infrastructure, electrical upgrades, new telephone and data systems. Refer to the attached floor plans and site plans for general orientation.

The project has been phased to ensure student and staff safety in the occupied portions of the building during construction activities. The intent is to fully vacate the classroom portions of the facility for the entire 2012-2013 school year. Phase I includes the work for these areas of the facility. During phase I, the town will continue to occupy and utilize the gymnasium and locker facilities. Phase II includes the work in the gymnasium and locker rooms. Refer to the attached Phasing Plan PH01 for additional information.

Revised Prequal Docspdf

Architect's Report

9 November - General Notespdf

27 June Reportpdf

16 July Reportpdf

18 July Tech Meetingpdf

25 July Reportpdf

1 August


Pre-Bid Sign-In Sheetpdf

Meeting Agendapdf

Meeting Minutespdf

15 August Minutespdf

22 August Agendapdf


Recent News

Important Budget Information

Here is the proposed FY14 budget for the school. The town financial meeting will take place Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 7 pm in the school gym.

Kindergarten Orientation

On August 31st we will be holding our annual Kindergarten Orientation at the Wilbur and MacMahon School. New kindergarten students will be screened at 10am and from 11 to 12:30 there will be an orientation for all students. See you there!

Student Registration

Grades K-8. All registrations will take place at the Wilbur and McMahon Schools on August 16 and 17, 2012 between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm at the school main office. Please ask for Sandra Waite, School Secretary.

New School Improvement Plan

Wilbur & McMahon Schools are dedicated to preparing students for educational and life experiences in an atmosphere where there is respect for the dignity of every person and an enthusiasm for learning. Wilbur & McMahon Schools are dedicated to the principle that educational programs be both challenging and supportive, distinguished by consistent high standards and by attention to the needs and potential of the individual student.

School Building Committee

Together with Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects we are making some big changes to the school.

Academic Calendar

The most up-to-date academic calendar ready for you to download and stick to the fridge.

NECAP Scores

Little Compton NECAP scores among highest in R.I.

Little Compton Education Foundation

An independent, community supported foundation whose mission is to enchance the experience for Wilbur McMahon students.

Job Postings

A complete listing of job openings.

School Closing Notices

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Technology Plan 2010 – 2013

Learn about our plan to give every student ready access to and command over the technology required to succeed and advance in the modern world.