Thompson Elementary School
The Thompson Elementary School in Arlington, Massachusetts opened in September 2013 to accommodate 380 students grades K through 5. The new school replaced the existing 1950’s school on its 3-acre property with three street frontages and the fourth edge abutting town play fields in a residential neighborhood.
The 57,000 square - foot facility was designed to meet the Massachusetts Coalition for High Performance Schools (MA -CHPS) standards, a state - adopted program that ensures healthy school environments through the construction of high performance school buildings that minimize energy and water usage while sourcing sustainable building materials. Thompson Elementary is the second school in Massachusetts to have achieved this recognition.