Building Our Future

Building Our Future: Master Plan Construction Phase

Since the fall of 2015, the Upper Arlington community has come together to craft a long-term, financially sensible master plan for the district's aging schools and inform the design process for the six projects in the first phsae of the master plan.
Beginning in the spring of 2019, Upper Arlington Schools is BUILDING OUR FUTURE for the Upper Arlington students and community of today and generations to come.

The Community's Master Plan

The first phase of the master plan will build a new Upper Arlington High School and renovate or rebuild all five elementary schools. The first phase also includes building athletic fields on the district-owned land behind Tremont Elementary School adjacent to Northam Park.
The new and renovated schools have been designed to provide additional space for the district's growing enrollment. Each project has been designed to have a logical place for a classroom addition, if needed, in the event that growth exceeds projections. As of October 2018, projections indicate districtwide enrollment growth of 20 percent, or approximately 1,250 students, over 10 years.
Construction began on the first phase of the master plan in the spring of 2019 on the high school site as well as the sites for Barrington, Greensview, Tremont and Wickliffe elementary schools. Construction on Windermere Elementary School will begin in the summer of 2020. View a tentative timeline for the projects.
After the completion of the first phase of the master plan, the Upper Arlington Board of Education and the community will need to revisit the second phase, including the two middle schools and Burbank Early Childhood School. 


If you have questions about the master plan for Upper Arlington Schools, please contact Chris Potts, chief operating officer, at
If you have construction questions or concerns, please contact Mike Hilton of Turner Construction, the district's owners representative, at  

Construction Updates

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Guaranteed maximum pricing finalized for 6 construction projects

August is an exciting time in our district. Our students and staff return, and we get back to the important work of challenging and supporting every student, every step of the way. This year, August also marks a major milestone in the implementation of the first phase of the facilities master plan for our schools.  Our Board of Education has now finalized the GMP -  guaranteed maximum price - for all six projects.  Every project is on budget and on schedule. More +
High School site as of August 16, 2019

Dry July leads to substantial progress on five construction projects

Dry conditions during the month of July have led to substantial progress on the five projects in the first phase of the facilities master plan for Upper Arlington Schools. All of the projects remain on schedule and on budget. More +
Aerial of the high school site

High school, elementary projects on schedule, on budget after rainy June

The five projects underway in the first phase of the facilities master plan for Upper Arlington Schools remain on schedule and on budget after an unprecedented amount of rain during the month of June. More +
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