Welcome to the Arlington High School Building Project

Project Status: 12/3/21

The first wings will open in a few months and the next phase of construction will begin soon thereafter. To learn what to expect during this February/March 2022 transition, attend our virtual forum on December 15. We’ve updated our construction photo gallery to show how quickly things are coming together

The Performing Arts and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) classroom spaces are expected to open in February 2022 and the Auditorium is anticipated to be completed in April 2022. The school has opted to find an alternative performance venue for the spring musical out of an abundance of caution because the opening date and the performance dates are so close together.

Visit our Vimeo Channel and photo gallery often for construction progress videos and images. Stay connected! Sign up for bi-monthly general e-bulletins and/or weekly detailed construction updates.

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AHS Project Update – November 2021 from Town of Arlington, MA on Vimeo.

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 was chosen as the best combination of cost-effectiveness, educational design, and construction timeline.Site Plan

Construction of the four phase project began in October 2020. The first wings, Performing Arts and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics), are expected to be open to students in February 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.  

Have questions?  Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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