Welcome to the Arlington High School Building Project

Project Status: 6/12/19

The debt exclusion to fund the new high school passed with over 76% of the vote. We thank the Arlington community for their strong support, and encourage all to participate in the next steps of the project as we enter the Design Development phase. Read the press release.

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Why we need 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 of the proposed new school

With construction beginning as early as July 2020, the first building could 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