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Facilities Master Planning

An exterior image of the new Upper Arlington High School

The new Upper Arlington High School

An exterior image of the new and renovated Barrington Elementary School

The new and renovated Barrington Elementary School

An exterior image of the new Greensview Elementary School

The new Greensview Elementary School

An exterior photo of Tremont Elementary School looking from the corner of Tremont Road and Ridgeview Road

The new and renovated Tremont Elementary School

An exterior image of the new Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School

The new Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School

An exterior image of the new Windermere Elementary School

Building Our Future

First Phase of the Community's Master Plan

Beginning in the fall of 2015, the Upper Arlington community came together to craft a long-term facilities master plan for the district’s aging schools. Throughout the process, thousands of residents, students and staff members shared their thoughts on the best path forward for our aging schools — by volunteering on a building team, attending a community meeting, taking an online survey, or hosting or attending a small-group coffee chat. 

After nearly three years and more than 8,000 touch points in the process, Upper Arlington voters endorsed building a new Upper Arlington High School and fully renovating or rebuilding all five elementary schools on the November 2017 ballot. The $230 million bond issue was supplemented by the historic Upper Arlington Legacy capital campaign that successfully raised $7.5 million toward construction costs and project enhancements to further the daily student experience in Upper Arlington Schools.

Following the passage of the bond issue, Upper Arlington Schools again went out to the community to engage in a design process for all six projects in the first phase of the community’s master plan. Following a year-long design process, Upper Arlington Schools began BUILDING OUR FUTURE in the spring of 2019 for the Upper Arlington students and community of today and for generations to come. 

The Barrington Elementary School addition, the new Greensview Elementary School, the Tremont Elementary School renovation and addition project and the new Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School were all completed on schedule and on budget in August 2020. The new Upper Arlington High School, the Barrington renovation project and the new Windermere Elementary School reached this milestone — also on schedule and on budget — with a grand opening in August 2021 for the start of the 2021-2022 school year. The new Tremont athletic fields, also part of the first phase of the community’s master plan, were completed earlier, in 2019.
All of these spaces support the core business of Upper Arlington Schools —  our mission of challenging and supporting every student, every step of the way. These new and renovated schools offer modern and flexible learning environments that will better prepare our students for their futures. These projects also provide additional space — approximately 200,000 square feet across all six buildings — to meet the needs of our growing school district. In the event that growth exceeds projections, each project has been designed to have a logical place for a classroom addition, if needed. 

After 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.

People gathering in the open front area of the new high school for a grand opening celebration

 

Grand Opening Celebration

In August of 2021, Upper Arlington Schools celebrated the completion of all of these projects and opened the doors of all of the fully renovated and rebuilt schools to the community. This was a historic moment for the entire Upper Arlington community, drawing out thousands and thousands.

Grand Opening Recap Video

Grand Opening Ceremony Video

Commemorative Program