After the town of Arlington decided to turn the Gibbs building into a sixth grade school, the Lesley Ellis school was one of the four tenants who needed to find a new home.
On Oct. 11, Benson invited school community members and state Sen. Cindy Friedman to a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the new location. Lesley Ellis currently serves 183 students from preschool to eighth grade. Roughly half of those students are from Arlington and the rest are from surrounding towns
“You should all be very proud, this is a wonderful building. It’s old, it’s got great roots and you’ve done a beautiful job to modernize it and make it a welcoming environment, which is one of your great legacies,” said Friedman.