• Welcome to the James W. Hennigan School

    At the Hennigan School, we welcome and celebrate a diverse student community. All of our students learn in a culturally sensitive environment with educators who have each been trained to meet the individual learning needs of our students.

    The Hennigan School provides opportunities for all students to succeed at the K-8 level to prepare them for success at the high school level, college and beyond. We provide a rigorous curriculm focused on content-based knowledge.

    Having once been named a "high support school", we have developed a strategic plan to accelerate the learning of all of our students. Educational success depends on a dedicated staff.  At the Hennigan School, teachers, paraprofessionals, and support staff all believe that every student can attain academic success through motivation, dedication and superior teaching. We have created a nurturing environment for all learners, and continually work to motivate students to desire success.  Our Core Values are: Be Safe, Be Responsible and Be Respectful, (known as “The 3 B’s”), helps students to build self-confidence and attain positive social and emotional growth.


Forms & Documents

  • School Hours

    9:30 am - 4:10 pm
    Early dismissal
    1:25 pm 

Contact Us



    Tanya Woodard

    Assistant Principal

    Orlando Malave-Vidal 

    Director of Instruction

    Kathleen Shorter

    200 Heath Street
    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
    United States

    Phone: 617-635-8264
    Fax: 617-635-8271