Project Status: 3/1/21
The new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) wing is completely framed and steel construction of the Performing Arts wing will be completed in March. Check our new Vimeo Channel and photo gallery often for construction progress images.
Among other items, the Building Committee recently added back lighting at the new athletic fields and the Minuteman Bikeway ramp back to the project. 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.
Site work began in April 2020 and construction of the two Phase 1 wings began 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.
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