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Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools

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413-362-1810

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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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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

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Our News & Announcements

Vaccine Clinic 11/23/21

There will be a vaccine clinic for any ARPS student 5+ or staff interested in receiving one. The ARHS will be holding the clinic on Tuesday, November 23rd from 3:00-5:30 pm. Boosters will also be available for adults. Please register for your vaccine using THIS LINK....

Latino Heritage Celebration

Help make our district's Latino Heritage Celebration one to remember--or just come and enjoy it!: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F-RKX-OT40tVtmtml0-0uKy2e7hLyvyZ/view?u... Ayude a que la Celebración de la Herencia Latina de nuestro distrito sea inolvidable, o...

Covid Information Session

Join us for another information session with local medical professionals to discuss a variety of topics including covid-19 and the vaccine. To participate just follow THE LINK on 10/6 at 8PM Esta es una sesión informativa con profesionales médicos locales para...