The mission of the Hatherly School is to foster serious learning in a safe and nurturing environment.

This learning results in the development of literacy and communication skills which enable students to express and share thoughts.Our math curriculum blends the development of strong computational skills with the ability to apply these skills to problem solving situations.Through the science and social science curriculum, Hatherly students are encouraged to investigate and understand their physical and social environment.Character education encourages students to be a contributing member of their community, while helping them develop the values and conflict resolution skills required by our global society.In addition, the Hatherly community embraces the integration of technology, the arts and physical activity as a part of the core curriculum to enhance the development and education of the whole child.


Hatherly Elementary School
Together We Make Our School A Success

Hatherly is a vibrant learning community serving students in kindergarten through grade five. At Hatherly, we treasure the belief that wonder is the beginning of wisdom. We understand that our purpose is to cultivate this belief in all students through a comprehensive curriculum that promotes individual growth and success in both the academic and social realms. Further, we value the importance of a solid partnership between home and school in which success is realized when open communication between students, teachers, and parents is embraced.

Hatherly maintains high-quality teaching and learning through a strong interdisciplinary curriculum in which subjects and skills are integrated and embedded through hands-on activities, inquiry-based instructions, and rich and multi-faceted projects. We offer an academically rigorous curriculum aligned with Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, which focuses on achieving competence in all the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, and the arts.

Hatherly supports an inclusive philosophy of learning, offering heterogeneous classes, flexible instructional groups, and support services which are designed to meet the needs of students with diverse learning styles. Classroom teachers collaborate in grade level teams to develop curriculum, share instruction strategies, plan assessments, and review current research. Additionally, specialists work closely with classroom teachers to provide related services in Special Education, Remedial Reading, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational and Physical Therapy and Adaptive Physical Education. Students also receive specialized instruction in Art, Music, and Physical Education on a weekly basis. As well, Hatherly prides itself in preparing technologically proficient students who are equipped with the necessary skills to succeed in the 21st century. We have ample Google Chrome and laptop carts that are used throughoutthe school day. Every classroom also has one or two student computers which offer opportunities for further practice, integration and advancement with our technology curriculum. Hatherly recognizes our responsibility in preparing students who are ready for the challenges of an ever-changing pluralistic society. Therefore, Character Education is strongly emphasized through the socio-emotional curriculum of the Open Circle School Competency Program and our Positive Behavior Interventions and Suppots Program. These core values are reinforced throughout the daily life at Hatherly.

Hatherly benefits from an active parental community involved in our Parent Teacher Organization and School Council. These groups meet monthly to plan special events, organize fundraisers and develop school improvement goals. They are a vital and essential asset to our continued success. Some longtime activities and traditions at Hatherly School include: Family Pizza or Ice Cream Nights, Hatherly Holiday Breakfast, Hatherly Hoopla Fair, and Ship Shape Day.

Hatherly Elementary School is a nurturing, child-centered environment in which all of its members contribute to lifelong learning. We have a school community of students, parents, faculty and staff who all are part of our theme Together We Make Our School A Success!

Julie McKillop
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