Welcome to the Arlington High School Building Project

Project Status: 10/20/21

For questions about the start of the school year with regards to the construction project, refer to the Student Quick Guide and updated Traffic/Arrival Map.

Phase 1 construction is nearing completion and 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. 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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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 Plan

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.  

Have questions?  Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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