Blog: Sustainability Features in the new AHS


Our latest blog ‘Sustainability Features in the new AHS‘ features an online presentation from Ken Pruitt, the Town of Arlington’s Energy Manager. In his presentation, Mr. Pruitt details the sustainability features of the new high school.

Latest cost estimate on target


Under the guidance of the AHS Building Committee, HMFH Architects has been hard at work finalizing all aspects of the design and creating construction documents. The construction documents are comprehensive and ensure that every interior and exterior element of the school is properly built as it was designed.  In the Mass. School Building Authority (MSBA) process, a new cost estimate …

AHS Construction Update 4/15/20

AHS site work set to begin


Preliminary site work on the AHS site will begin the week of April 20th. Scheduled work includes installation of construction fencing & directional signage on the Mass. Ave. front lawn. Read the 4/15/20 AHS Construction Update for more information Subscribe to the AHS Construction Updates weekly email list As of now, there are no COVID-19 project impacts

Geothermal wells removed from project


At its March 24 meeting, the Building Committee voted to remove geothermal wells from the building project. This decision came after the discovery of unanticipated contaminants during geothermal test well drilling at the Peirce Practice Field in February. After thoroughly discussing options presented by HMFH Architects and the project team, the Building Committee unanimously voted to reduce risks to project …

Updated Design Images


The project is currently in the Detailed Design phase where every aspect of the new school is refined and finalized – exterior, interior, site, materials, mechanical systems, etc. Our design team has been hard at work finalizing the design. Visit our Design Diagrams page for a slideshow of current design images.

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 …

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 …

Construction Timeline and Grade Comparison


Wondering what parts of the building project will be in process or completed when your child is a student at AHS? This K-12 chart will help you. Find the current grade of your student in the left column. Each grade’s row (from left to right), indicates what will be happening from their Freshman to Senior years.