Serving as Melrose YMCA's athletic center, the Sports Recreation Center hosts gymnastics practices, tee-ball games,…More basketball practices, and more. The competition ranges from pee-wee to high school.
Melrose High School, built in 1975, has undergone technology upgrades in the past few years and eliminated the "open…More space" classrooms, thanks to the new middle school built next door. The school is led by Principal Daniel Richards, who took the helm starting in 2011.
In addition to college preparatory classes, Melrose High School offers 54 honors-level courses and Advanced Placement courses ranging from English and various foreign languages to U.S. History and Calculus. Students are required to perform 12 hours of community service each year in high school in order to graduate.
Outside the classroom, over 40 clubs and organizations are available to Melrose High School students, and 16 sports are offered at the varsity and sub-varsity level.
The most modern public building in Melrose, the new Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School (MVMMS) opened in 2007.…More Except for a handicapped ramp constructed in 1987 and a renovation of the auditorium completed in 1999, the original middle school - originally Melrose High School - had no significant renovations since it was built in 1933.
Today, under the stewardship of Principal Tom Brow, the middle schools offers 24 student clubs and activities and 14 intramural sports. The school was awarded a Spotlight School award by the New England League of Middle Schools in 2008.