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Arlington High School

Public School District – Boston , Massachusetts

Arlington High School is a large, coed public high school not far from Boston. Its topnotch curriculum of more than 15 Advanced Placement courses. Professional athletes,Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis and comedian Dane Cook are some of its famous graduates. Each year it welcomes a select group of international students to its campus.

The campus centers around an original Colonial-style building named “Fusco House”. Other facilities include an outdoor sports fields for the various teams and a media center where high school students may join a variety of extracurricular activities.

Sports are a passion at Arlington High School. Their hockey and lacrosse teams won 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. International students are also invited to take part in the unique art opportunities at Arlington. They can explore their creativitiy in courses like Music Technology or Film Scoring.

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.
Boston Magazine also ranked Arlington High School 37th Best Boston Public High School.

Arlington is a suburban town just minutes from downtown Boston. 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


Estimated Fall Start: Early September
Estimated Fall End: Mid-January
Estimated Spring Start: Late January
Estimated Spring End: Late June

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Foreign Languages

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish

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

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language and Culture
  • Latin
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • 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
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Indian Culture Club
  • Math
  • Mock Trial
  • Model United Nations
  • National Honor Society
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Robotics
  • Science
  • Science Olympiad Club
  • Ski and Snowboard
  • Speech
  • Sports Broadcasting
  • Student Government

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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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