Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools

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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