Higginson/Lewis K-8 School

  • Our school is a community-based, family-oriented, full-service school with a strong academic focus. Our modernized building includes a gymnasium, cafeteria, and auditorium, all of which are used to enhance our academic offerings. 

    We have many community partners that support our academic and social-emotional missions to improve and enhance student achievement through our guiding values: Respect, Ownership, Accountability, and Responsibility.

    Special Features

    • A community-based full-service school with a strong academic focus
    • Modernized building with a gymnasium, cafeteria, and auditorium
    • Brand new, beautiful playground and outdoor classroom
    • Music, art and dance education
    • Physical education program including Tae Kwon Do
    • Many community, cultural, and university partners, including our new partnership with Boston Ballet

    K-8 Pathway

    • Guaranteed assignment for students from the Higginson Elementary School.

    Special academic programs

    • Special education: autism program

    Before and after school programs in our building

    • Before school program: run in partnership with Bird St. Community Center for ages 5-12; sliding fee scale beginning at $50 per week
    • After school programs: a partnership with Bird St. Community Center for elementary school students; sliding fee scale, $50 per week; vouchers accepted
    • After school program for middle school students run by City Year; free

Contact

  • Principal
    Darlene Ratliff 

    Assistant Principal
    Jose Orlando Malavé-Vidal

    131 Walnut Avenue
    Roxbury, MA 02119

    Phone: 617-635-8247
    Fax: 617-635-8252

    School Hours
    9:30 am - 4:10 pm

    Early Dismissal, the day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 2:10 p.m.

    Grades: 3-8
    School Type: Inclusion 

School Data