• Welcome to the Higginson-Lewis

    The Higginson-Lewis K-8 School is located in the Roxbury section of Boston. The school is easily accessible by public transportation. The school consists of the former Henry L. Higginson and George A. Lewis Schools, which merged in September 2009 to become the Higginson-Lewis K-8 School. The schoolyard was landscaped, some classrooms painted and storage space was built for students. The parents, teachers, and students take pride in the appearance of the school and have maintained a safe and comfortable working environment and play area.

    Mission of the Boston Public Schools

    We welcome the children of this city into the Boston Public Schools, where effective teaching and learning prepare all of our students to achieve at high levels, and where the entire community works together to focus on children.

    Mission of the Higginson-Lewis K-8 School

    Responsibility, Ownership, Accountability and Respect are the key values of the Higginson-Lewis K-8 School. Our mission: to reach each and every member of our school community in order to encourage a culture of care and accountability, pride in effort and achievement by all. Be a Lion and Roar!


    Responsibility………I will be ready and prepared for learning.
    Ownership…………I will help create and maintain a positive and safe school environment.
    Accountability……I will be mindful of my actions and attitudes towards others.
    Respect……………I will show regard for personal and school property.

    Special Features

    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.

    • 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
    • Instrumental Music, Choral and Art Programs
    • Many community and cultural activities and celebrations
    • Partnerships with Boston Ballet City Dance Program (3rd grade entry), Boston Children's Chorus and Boston's Higher Ground

    K-8 Pathway

    Guaranteed assignment for students from Higginson Elementary School.

    Special Academic Programs

    Special education: ABA 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
    • Taekwondo classes one morning per week through Bird Street's Before School Program
    • After-school programs: a partnership with Bird St. Community Center for elementary school students; sliding fee scale, $50 per week; vouchers accepted



  • Principal
    Tim Howard (Acting)

    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: 1:40 p.m.

    Grades: 3-8
    School Type: Inclusion