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Arlington High School

Public School District – Boston , Massachusetts

Arlington High School is a large, coed public high school founded in 1915. Its top-notch curriculum of more than 15 Advanced Placement courses has a 67% participation rate. Professional athletes, Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis and comedian Dane Cook are some of its famous graduates and each year it welcomes a select group of international exchange students to its campus.

The campus centers around an original Colonial-style building named “Fusco House”. Other facilities include: an outdoor field (football, soccer, track, field hockey and lacrosse), as well as baseball and softball diamonds. For “techies” and creative-minded, there’s a media center where they may join a variety of extracurricular activities.

Sports and Arts
Sports are a passion at Arlington High School. Their hockey and lacrosse teams have been state champions for most of the 20th century, while the girl’s cross-country and soccer teams have come in first in regional and state competitions. Everyone is invited to take part in sporting events and clubs, including the performing arts.

Awards and Accomplishments
Arlington High School was awarded a Gold Medal by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top high schools in the USA, and is ranked 16th in the state and 419th in America.

Community Information
Arlington is a charming suburban town just minutes from downtown Boston (well connected by public transportation). First settled in the 17th century, there is a rich history of early Americana offering a lot of cultural and outdoor activities year-round. It is a short distance to the seashore (Cape Cod) and ski resorts (the mountains of New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine).

Area population: 42,844
Town website: Town of Arlington

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Foreign Languages

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish

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  • Band
  • Ceramics
  • Chorus
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Film Production
  • Mixed Media
  • Music Technology
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Songwriting
  • Studio Art

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economic Ideas and Policy
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language and Culture
  • Introduction to Analysis of Public Policy
  • Latin
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • Principles of Computer Science
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • US Government


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross Country Running
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Agricultural Programs
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Indian Culture Club
  • Mock Trial
  • Model United Nations
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics
  • Science
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Sports Broadcasting

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Partial List of College and University Acceptances

Amherst College, Babson College, Berklee College of Music, Boston College, Boston University, Brown University, Cornell University, Georgetown University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), McGill University, New York University, Northwestern University, Princeton University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University

University Acceptance Rate: 92 %

Closest International and Local Airports: Boston International Airport (BOS)
For Details Visit Website: Arlington High School
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