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Somerville, MA
Students enrolled: 526

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5 Meacham Street
Somerville, MA 02145

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(617) 625-6600
(617) 776-5401
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August 17, 2014
Our son went to the Healey for four years during a period of significant turmoil. The school administration eliminated the Choice Magnet Program while he was there, forcing a "unification" of the magnet school with the neighborhood school. While the goal was noble, the implementation was very sudden and awkward, and many good parents pulled their kids out of the school. At the same time, the principal changed essentially every year. In the end, I think the place has settled down somewhat. I appreciated the diversity and the building itself, which is very nice. But educationally my kid was not challenged to his full potential.

- submitted by a parent

August 07, 2013
The Healey School has the most dedicated and active parent populations in the CIty, which has helped the school tremendously despite a lack of consistent leadership over the past 10 years. While many teachers and families have left over the last few years, those who have remained are a tight-knit community.

- submitted by a parent

August 07, 2013
The Healey School is a diverse urban school that values the arts, community involvement, and off-site learning. Grades 4-8 participate in offsite, overnight learning, including Nature's Classroom and educational experiences in New York CIty and Washington, D.C.

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2011
I am very excited about the core values that the school is updating the curriculum to embody: expecting excellence from oneself, reading comprehension, arts integrated into learning, thematic project based learning, and service projects. As a community, we want our children to be prepared to be good citizens and leaders in today's world. There is a lot available on the school website which is very transparent the curricular and learning environment goals. The unification process to combine different "schools within a school" into an integrated Healey has been exciting and productive opportunity for teachers, administration, students and parents voices to be heard. I think this school is poised to become a real star in our community.

- submitted by a parent

March 26, 2010
Parents of the Choice program are very active at this school. They have created a website for it at: http://www.thechoiceprogram.org

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January 04, 2008
I visited the afterschool programs with Groundworks Somerville and saw the Healey students excited to paint, draw, play basketball, do homework and socialize in a huge bright cafeteria. Very nice group of youth, diverse, smart and quick. The wall mural was designed by the youth and features countrys produce and portraits

- submitted by a community member

June 18, 2006
The Healey School is such a wonderful place for children to learn and enjoy the school experience. I especially love the Choice program which promotes hands on learning and high parent involvment.

- submitted by a parent

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Arthur D. Healey School
5 Meacham Street, Somerville, MA  02145
(617) 625-6600
Last modified Arthur D. Healey School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Arthur D. Healey School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top