Vision & Mission

Heath Brook is a neighborhood school with a strong tradition and a commitment to excellence in education.  The Heath Brook School offers a full range of educational support programs to students in grades K through two.

General Information

The Heath Brook School, which opened in 1957, is one of four elementary schools in the town of Tewksbury.  It is a neighborhood school with a strong tradition and a commitment to excellence in education.  The Heath Brook School offers a full range of educational support programs to students in Preschool through Grade 1.  As of August 2023, there are 19 classrooms housing a total of 304 students.

The Heath Brook School also offers extended day morning and afternoon programs.  For additional information and registration forms regarding extended day programs, please visit or look for information about our Penguin Pride after-school and summer program.

Arrival & Dismissal


  • The school hours for Preschool are:
    • Integrated preschool – 8:00 – 10:15 or 12:15 – 2:30
    • Extended day classes for students enrolled in Integrated program…8:00-12:15 for 3 year olds attending the PM Integrated Class and 10:15-2:30 for 4 year olds attending the AM Integrated Class.
    • Developmental Learning Center…  8:00 – 1:00 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) plus 8:00 – 11:45 (Wednesday)
  • The School hours for Kindergarten and Grade 1 students are:  8:45 – 3:05 PM.
  • Teacher supervision at the Heath Brook School begins at 8:30 a.m.  Students should not be dropped off at the school prior to this time.
  • Students arriving between 8:30 – 8:40 a.m. may play outdoors weather permitting.  During inclement weather, they proceed to the cafeteria.
  • Opening exercises begin at 8:45 a.m.  Any student entering school after 8:45 a.m. is considered tardy.  When a student is tardy, it is requested that the parent either accompany the child to school, and share information via Pickup Patrol app.
  • It is encouraged that students use bus transportation.


  • Regular dismissals time is 3:05 p.m.
  • There are times when a student may have to be dismissed early.  To obtain permission for an early dismissal, parents are encouraged to indicated the time of dismissal and the adult authorized to pick up the child via Pickup Patrol app.  Alternately, parents may communicate with the school office.
  • Children cannot be picked up from the walker or bus lines without being properly signed out.  Teachers on duty will ask that you please come into school to sign the student out properly.
  • Telephone dismissals are discouraged except in extreme emergencies.
  • If it is expected of the school to enforce orders or restrictions such as court -ordered custody/guardianship or temporary/permanent restraining orders, a copy of the document must be on file at the school.
  • It is encouraged that students use bus transportation.

Closing of School

  • If a parent is not home in the event of an emergency “early school dismissal”, we ask parents to designate a “safe home”  along the same bus route, for their child/children to go to in the neighborhood.  Parents of students who walk to school are advised to take the same precautions.  We recognize that many parents are necessarily away from home during the day.  We strongly suggest that children have a safe alternate home to go to and that you regularly remind your child of this fact during the school year.


  • Visitors are welcome at our school.  To minimize interruption and to assure the safety of all our students, all parents/guardians and visitors must stop at the principal’s office to sign in and obtain permission.  A visitor’s pass is required to proceed anywhere in the building.
  • Please remember to sign out and return a visitor’s pass before exiting the building.
  • Any parent, guardian, or concerned citizen who will be volunteering or chaperoning a field trip must complete a CORI form. CORI forms are available at the school office and must be returned to the Heath Brook School.

Student Drop-Off

  • Please remember vehicles should not be entering the driveway in front of the school in the morning between 8:30 – 8:40 and in the afternoon between 2:45 – 3:05. Please be considerate.
  • If you wish to walk your child into school, please park in a designated spot. Do not park/leave your car in the drop-off area as it holds up the flow of traffic for parents dropping students off.