We set the bar high for students, so it is right that we set the bar higher for ourselves as educators. That means leading from a place of collaboration, celebration, love, and an unrelenting drive for providing the highest quality public education for every student who joins us at Heath.
Educators at Heath School are engaged in a constant school-wide conversation around mindset, the complex and intricate connections between teaching practice and student outcomes, and how to nurture classroom and school cultures in which students feel in control of their own learning. As parents and grandparents, you also have a powerful perspective on this work, and we welcome your insights on the joys, struggles, and growth your child experiences during the school year.
Heath faculty has received a number of prestigious grants and awards, and has been recognized for their excellence in teaching locally and nationally. The school fosters community in many ways, including: showcasing service learning during our school-wide Day of Service, providing support for our Gay- Lesbian-Transgender-Straight Alliance (grades 6-8), hosting a Young Scholars Program for students of color (grades 4-8), and by electing representatives in grades 4-8 to serve on Student Council. A number of school-wide events are held throughout the year as well as author visits and performances by groups such as Faustworks. Each class has a partnership with an older or younger grade and share joint activities throughout the year.
All grades participate in community service, and Student Council representatives help coordinate the Holiday Toy Drive and food drive for the Brookline Pantry. Students in grades four are in charge of recycling and a third grade class manages the Lost and Found. Individual classes also plan community service such as participation in the Jolly Jaunt for the Special Olympics.
The PTO plays an important role in the school and organizes many events to encourage parent participation. Family events include a Welcome Barbeque, Family Math Night, Family Book Clubs that meet four times a year, International Night, Gallery Night, and the May fair. All families are members of the PTO.
We enjoy teaching your children, and cherish our time with them.
Dr. Asa Sevelius, Principal
Michael Smith, Vice-Principal