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Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools

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413-362-1810

Address

170 Chestnut Street,
Amherst MA 01002

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Welcome to ARPS!

The Amherst Regional Public Schools (ARPS) are located in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. The area is rich in cultural, recreational and academic activities and opportunities. Our mission is the academic achievement of every student learning in a system dedicated to social justice and multiculturalism.

The school system educates a diverse population of approximately 2790 students, including native speakers of more than 38 languages. Three elementary schools are located in the town of Amherst and one in the town of Pelham. Our middle school and high school are located in the town of Amherst, and draw students from the towns of Amherst and Pelham, as well as Leverett and Shutesbury. (Click to view the demographic and other data of our Amherst Students, Pelham Students, and Amherst-Pelham Regional Students)

The district has implemented allergy aware guidelines that include a number of specific points designed to provide a higher degree of safety for all of our students.The guidelines also outline specific responsibilities for all of us to help achieve this goal. For more information, please refer to the district Allergy Awareness Guidelines.

Superintendent: Dr. Michael Morris

Assistant Superintendent: Doreen Cunningham

Weather Cancellation Line: (413) 362-1898

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Amherst Elementary School Building Project

We’re pleased to announce the Amherst Elementary School Building Project website is now available.

Covid Response

Please follow this page with current information around covid at ARPS.

A Word

From Our Superintendent

“The mission of our district is to support our talented students in every step of their educational journey, from Pre-K to graduation, and to help them become successful, contributing members of our multicultural society. We challenge students to strive toward the outer edge of their skill level, while still maintaining a whole-child approach that supports their creativity and social skills development. ARPS teachers are experts in their field who are deeply knowledgeable about their content, but their dedication to students is what draws families to our schools.
ARPS students are incredibly academically successful, and we are extremely proud of that success; however, we have just as much pride in our students’ cultural and social growth. ARPS has a very diverse student body, with more than 40 native languages spoken. As a community, we honor all of our students’ heritages with an unwavering commitment to equity and social justice. Those commitments, along with our unique demographics, ensure that ARPS students learn as much from each other as they do from the formal curriculum.
I am honored to serve the ARPS community as we work together to help our students reach their goals and realize their full potential. Welcome to ARPS!”

– Dr. Michael Morris

District Calendar

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Our News & Announcements

Athletic Announcement

December 28, 2022 Dear ARPS Community: Given the rising COVID-19 case counts in Amherst and in our Region, the Amherst Health Department has recommended that we restrict the attendance of spectators at indoor athletic events.  As a result, a maximum of 3 family...

Honor Human Rights Day

ARMS Social Studies and Art departments have teamed up for the 8th year with Amherst's Amnesty International Chapter to honor universal human rights with a student art display for the month of December, Human Rights Month. ARMS seventh graders and staff have recently...