Welcome to the Arlington High School Building Project

Project Status: 11/20/20

Phased construction will begin this month. Visit our new Vimeo Channel for construction progress videos.

Although the possibility was examined, the schedule cannot be accelerated despite most students and staff being off-site. The first phase of construction is focused on the new wings that will be built on the front lawn, completely separate from the existing school.

Resources: AHS Fall Site Plan, Phased Construction Logistics Plan, Construction Timeline and Grade Comparison, Student Quick Guide

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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.Site Plan

Site work will begin as early as late February and construction of the first building is estimated to begin in October. The first wing is expected to be open to students in early 2022, and the school fully constructed in 2024 (followed by one year of additional site work).

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

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