The Healey School is an innovative participatory learning community. Academic competence is highly valued, and 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 that 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.
Effective 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.
Healey School Core Values
Our work as teachers and learners is centered around four Core Values. These values ensure our commitment to supporting the whole student on their journey toward lifelong success.
Excellence "I want to be challenged and helped when I need it, so I can learn and know as much as I can. I want to learn in a lot of ways."
Joy "I want to be able to come to school in the morning looking forward to it and feeling happy. I would like to see myself grow by having fun and learn at the same time."
Opennness "I want to be who I am at school and not be laughed at. I want to feel like I count."
Creativity "I want to work to show who I am as a unique individual."
The Healey Instructional Focus Statement to Help All Students Improve:
The Healey's school-wide focus is to ensure that all students show measurable growth in their ability to read with understanding at or above grade level. This will be achieved through the implementation of a consistent set of school-wide standard-based teaching practices and measured by formative and summative assessments such as MAP and MCAS.