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Healey School Information Night
A.D. Healey School –
Somerville’s Progressive Public School
Join us and learn more about the Healey School, Tuesday, January 29th 6:30 pm.
Hear presenations from the Principal, teachers, staff, students and parents. Held in the Healey Library.
Childcare and interpreters provided
EXCELLENCE, OPENNESS, CREATIVITY and JOY!
The Healey School is an innovative participatory learning community. Academic competence is highly valued. We believe that children learn best in a joyful, creative environment, one in which their natural curiosity, imagination and thinking are encouraged. Our curriculum is based on thematic, project based learning, designed to engage children’s interest and best efforts.
We are committed to an educational program which recognizes the importance of community in the lives of children. Three aspects of our program are evidence of this commitment:
Creative Arts -- Participating in writing, dance, music, theater, film/video and visual art are vital and integral
parts of our curriculum. The arts are essential to learning, a way for children to“represent” the world around them and celebrate who they are as individuals and as a
Community Service -- Inspiring a life-long sense of civic participation, openness, caring and responsibility is an integral part of our school culture. Students apply academic skills and critical thinking as they develop, implement, and evaluate service learning projects at all grade levels.
Family Involvement -- Families
who join our school community become committed partners in their children's education, both supportive of and supported by our dedicated staff. Parents and students are encouraged to be active participants in the governance of our school.
More About Arthur D. Healey School
Perched high atop Winter Hill, this state-of-the-art K-8 school's stated mission includes both a commitment "to academic excellence in the core subject areas and to broad enrichment opportunities in the arts, technology, and foreign language" and to ensuring that "all students are prepared to succeed in a rigorous college preparatory program in high school."
The school is home to over 550 students. Roughly two-thirds are enrolled in the City's alternative Choice program and one-third in the traditional Neighborhood program. The two programs will be unified into one school-wide approach in September 2011.
An extensive program of afterschool activities is offered, and the expansive outdoor facilities include basketball, tennis, and dodge ball courts, as well as playground equipment, plenty of blacktop space and a school garden.
The PTA is active and involved. Healey is also an international demonstration site for the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations, a nonprofit program that aims to help students set goals and achieve them. The social-emotional curricula, Open Circle (K-4) and Second Step (5-8), are taught to all students.
Principal Jason DeFalco leads the school. Test scores are available here and on the school website.
Other events here
- Ward 4 ResiStat Meeting Thu, May 30, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm