Atlantis Charter School
Fall River, MA


Atlantis Charter School (ACS), located in Fall River, MA, initially hired DRA to provide educational visioning and programming services.  The scope of work focuses on the school’s desire to combine their currently separate Readiness Kindergarten through 4th school with their 5th through 8th grade school on a single campus with the potential for adding a high school component in the future.  The ideals described in their mission statement include - Respect, Responsibility, Dedication, Integrity, and Learning.

The ACS educational experience provides their students with several unique educational opportunities that include the Centers of Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) project that focuses on Marine Science, Portuguese language study, swimming for all students, and parent and community involvement through a Family Learning Center program.  The DRA planning and programming process has taken the school community through a series of workshops to collect information to better understand these programs and services, as well as to provide preliminary site analysis, a proposed program of spaces, and a range of conceptual options that meet the specific needs and educational values of ACS. 

In 2012, DRA was asked to assist the ACS in the assessment of an existing facility, and to evaluate that facility’s ability to meet the established educational program.  DRA developed a test-fit plan evaluation of the subject property, a site study of the subject property, an updated educational program statement, and a budgetary construction cost evaluation.


Campus Master Plan
Feasibility Studies
Facilities Study
2009 & 2012


Principal in Charge:

James A. Barrett, AIA, LEED

To learn more about this project, services provided, and our Public & Charter K-12 practice, please email us:

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Waltham, MA 02451
T. 617.964.1700
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South Windsor, CT 06074
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