Welcome to the Arlington High School Building Project

Project Status: 12/13/19

In November, after receiving the Design Development estimate, the Building Committee requested the design and construction team to further clarify and review the project estimate. This process has resulted in a final Design Development estimate that shows a gap of $24.7M between estimate and budget, a decrease of ~$5M since November. The Building Committee continues to work to align the project with the approved budget. Read more.

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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.  

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