Welcome to Arlington High School

Arlington High School has received many top honors for its educational program.  However, the facilities limit the ability to deliver a 21st century education:

  • Current building cannot accommodate anticipated enrollment
  • >30% of classrooms are inadequate, including science labs
  • School received ‘Warning’ accreditation status from NEASC
  • Building infrastructure has a critical need for modernization

The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) has invited Arlington High School into their program to rebuild or renovate the building.  Learn more about why this project is important.

Construction history of AHS

Preferred Design Concept Chosen

On June 26th the Building Committee selected new construction preliminary design concept 3a for the future high school. This concept (a variation of Option 3 with the auditorium moved to the front of the facility) was carefully chosen based on a variety of factors including cost, educational fit, layout, sustainability, construction timeline and disruption to students. 

It is important to note that the current drawings are not final designs, rather only massing diagrams that show the school’s footprint and program locations so that preliminary costs can be determined based on square footage, renovation/new construction, construction phasing/swing space, etc.  In the Fall, HMFH Architects will start to provide some architectural options and the building committee will solicit feedback from the community.  

Read more about this decision and visit our Feasibility Phase page for background on the project.  

AHS Preferred Design Concept 3a

Overview