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

    Our partners

    • New England School of Optometry, Bird Street Community Center, City Year, Boston Ballet, Pyramid Builders, Healthy Smiles, Community Music Center of Boston, Northeastern School of Law, Young People’s Project, CitySprouts

    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

School Data


  • 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