Welcome to the Arlington High School Building Project

Project Status: 11/4/19

Following voter approval in June, the project is now in the Detailed Design phase when exact details of the design will be finalized. Missed our Oct. 30 forum? View the design and construction timeline presentations. 

Up next, the Building Committee will be discussing the Detailed Design estimates at upcoming meetings.

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Why we are building a new high school
  • Enrollment – school now nearly at capacity and still growing
  • School on accreditation warning due to poor facility
  • Deteriorating building no longer meets educational standards

The new school is designed for 1,755 students. The selected design concept was chosen as the best combination of cost-effectiveness, educational design, and construction timeline.AHS Site Plan

With construction estimated to begin October 2020, the first building is expected to be open to students in early 2022, and the school fully constructed in 2024 (followed by one year of site work).

Arlington is partnering with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) to receive state funding for a significant portion of the project.  

Download our project overview.

Have questions?  Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Looking for more depth? Our Ponderings Blog goes in-depth on a series of topics