Parmenter School

Parmenter renovations set to begin


The former Parmenter elementary school located at 17 Irving Street will soon undergo renovations in order to temporarily house Menotomy Preschool during construction of the new high school. Learn more.

April Construction site map

Feb. Forum Presentations


Our February 4 forum provided an update on the project and gave an overview of what to expect when site work begins later this month. Project Update (Building Committee) Construction Update: What to expect (Consigli) Construction Site Maps (vehicle, pedestrian access) Watch a replay of the forum on ACMi soon. Sign up for our new weekly ‘AHS Construction Updates‘ email …

Februar 2020 eBulletin

February eBulletin


There’s lots going on with the project! Site work will begin later this month and the Building Committee recently completed the difficult task of trimming $24.7 million from the budget to bring the project scope back in line with available funds. Read more in our latest eBulletin.

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Blog: Sustainability Update – Mechanical System Changes


Despite the recent difficult task of trimming $24.7 million from the budget to bring the project scope back in line with available funds, the core energy-related features of the new school have been retained with minimal impact to the total building energy use.  Read our Ponderings blog: Sustainability Update: Mechanical System Changes to learn more.

Blog: Budget Adjustments Explained


In December 2019, the AHS Building Committee made a number of changes to the project design to bring the estimated cost in line with the project budget. Our latest Ponderings blog “Budget Adjustments Explained” discusses these changes and their rationale. To best understand all the decisions that were made by the Building Committee, it is helpful to look at the …

Feb. 4 Forum: Site Work Begins


Site work for the new high school will begin as early as late February. Students, neighbors, and visitors will start to see and hear activity on the school grounds. Join the AHS Building Committee and project partners to learn what to expect in the first 3 to 6 months of work. The forum will be held on February 4th from …

New Construction Updates email list


In an effort to keep parents and community members informed, we’ve created a new weekly ‘AHS Construction Updates’ email list. This list is recommended for those interested in frequent and detailed updates about construction status. Information will include changes to site access, parking, deliveries, weekly work schedules. AHS parents will automatically receive weekly updates from the principal. Sign up here …

Committee adjusts project to meet budget


On December 18th, the AHS Building Committee closed the remaining $24.7 million gap between the Design Development estimate and the project budget. Over the course of five meetings, the Committee used a combination of value engineering, design modifications, and scope changes to reduce this gap. Press release Ponderings Blog: Summary of Project Adjustments Ponderings Blog: Budget Adjustments Explained Ponderings Blog: …

December Estimate and Decisions Update


The AHS Building Committee would again like to update the community on the building project status. In November, after receiving the Design Development estimate, the 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 $24.7 million between estimate and …

After latest estimate, Committee taking action


The AHS Building Committee felt it important to update the Arlington community on the current status of the building project. The project is in the Design Development phase where the design is further developed and refined. As part of this process, a revised project estimate was just performed, revealing a gap of $29.5 million between the design development estimate and …