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The Harvard Public Schools community, dedicated to educational excellence, guides all students to realize their highest potential by balancing academic achievement with personal well-being in the pursuit of individual dreams. The students engage in learning how to access and apply knowledge, think critically and creatively, and communicate effectively. They develop the confidence and ability to understand diverse perspectives, collaborate, and contribute to their local, national and global communities.


Superintendent's Message

Re-Entry Plan

School Year 2021-22 Hours

TBS - start time 8:15 a.m.
Students may arrive at 8:00 a.m.

Regular Dismissal 2:40
Early Release Dismissal12:36
Half day dismissal 11:20

HES - Parent Dropoff begins at 8:45
Students need to be to class by 9:00

Regular Dismissal 3:30
Early Release Dismissal 1:35
Half day dismissal 12:15


COVID Related Policies 

COVID-Safe Schools Testing Program 

Consent forms for testing in pdf:





COVID Update - Week: January 24th
covid test 01-24-22

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Family Help Desk

Student Help Desk

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information



Linda G. Dwight - Superintendent, Harvard Public Schools

Welcome to our website!

It is my pleasure to serve as the Superintendent of Schools in Harvard, MA. Our district uses our Vision Statement as a guiding document for decision making and future planning. The part of the Vision that focuses us on the students' balancing academic achievement with personal well-being encourages us to maintain the traditional rigor while including new health and wellness options and infusing technology throughout the curriculum. We continue to evaluate every aspect of our district to ensure that we are moving closer to our vision of success.

Linda G. Dwight

Harvard Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2022/2023 Integrated Preschool Program.
Children who live in Harvard or Devens and turn 3 years old on or before August 31, 2022, are eligible to apply.

Deadline for applications is February 10th, 2022. Please complete this form and either email or drop off at the District Office by Feb. 10th.

District Headlines

Inside the Tent April 2020: HES Building Project HES Tent April 2020


HES Building Project

Please click here to go to the HES Building Project site, including project updates, documents, upcoming events, etc.

In Spring 2018, residents voted to support the construction of the new Elementary School. The School Building Committee and Design Team have been working hard to refine and develop the design. The latest VR model can be seen at This is best viewed on a tablet or phone or with Virtual Reality goggles.

As always, all are welcome to attend SBC meetings, which are posted on the town website.

Groundbreaking started in April 2019 with completion projected for Fall of 2021.

8-23-18 New HES pic1 8-23-18 New HES pic2 8-23-18 New HES pic3

Details of the building project and FAQ’s can be found on the Building Project website