About the Charles D. Harrington Elementary School

  • Mike Lacava Mike LaCava, Harrington Principal 
     
    Charles D. Harrington Elementary School is one of four elementary schools within the Chelmsford Public School District. Our school services over 500 students in Kindergarten through grade four.

    We are committed to providing a safe and nurturing learning environment where all students can achieve success. Our school community prides itself on educating the whole child; making sure the needs of students come first. Whether in the classroom, performing for guests, or playing at recess, we are constantly learning and growing.

    Our dedicated faculty and staff work thoughtfully, collectively, and continuously to meet our challenges. Further, our school is enriched by devoted parents and a supportive community.

    HARRINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY
    We at Harrington School believe that we should lay the foundation upon which a child's
    education will be built. We provide a safe and nurturing environment in which all children are encouraged to develop a positive attitude towards themselves and learning. Opportunities exist for all children to explore, discover and investigate the world around them, and thereby broaden their horizons. We recognize children's individual differences, and we strive to enable them to develop to their fullest potential, thereby enhancing the

    HARRINGTON SCHOOL CORE VALUES
    Below are our core values that are the basis for our School Improvement Plan. Short-term goals are written on a yearly basis by the Harrington School Council. Copies of the current School Improvement Plan are available in the office.

    Social Environment
    An environment that fosters a respect for self and others provides the opportunity for positive relationships.
    Learning Environment
    Learning is a life long process made up of a series of discoveries.
    Home-School Partnerships
    Open lines of communication between the home and school benefit both students and adults.
    Physical Environment
    Productivity increases when the school building and grounds meet the basic and aesthetic needs of its occupants.

    Harrington Elementary School Beliefs
    We at the Harrington School believe in the inherent goodness of every child.
    We believe in joining with parents to develop literate, thoughtful and caring citizens within a culturally diverse community.
    We believe in dedicating ourselves to meeting children’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs within a safe and healthy environment.
    We believe in considering the whole child before making educational decisions.
    We believe in collaborating with colleagues in seeking best teaching and behavioral strategies to help each child succeed.
    We believe that with our support and help students can master a challenging standards-based curriculum.
    We believe learning should be integrated with the fine arts, technology, health, fitness and the development of positive socialinteractions and respect for individual differences.
    We believe in encouraging our students and staff to be risk takers and view each challenge as a learning opportunity.
    We believe in sending the message to all of our students that “We will not give up on you”.