The design of the school employs a standard Greek Revival element of a broad gable facing the street supplemented by a coherent pattern of granite lintels and sills, modillioned cornices, and banded brick frieze coursing. Recessed vertical panels at the corners of the two end facades appear to be a simplified variation of the Greek Revival pilaster motif.
When closed in 1992, it was the oldest school building in Lowell still in use. The building was rehabilitated by the Greater Lowell Mental Health Association for use as housing.
The building is also located within the National Register-listed Lowell National Historical Park & Preservation District