Mission Statement

The mission of the John F. Ryan School is to utilize the resources provided by the district to maximize the educational benefits for all students.  Our purpose is to promote an active leaning atmosphere that encourages student participation, school/parent/community partnerships, and team building.  This collaboration inspires students to become successful lifelong learners who possess higher order thinking skills.

John F. Ryan Elementary School Motto:

Work hard.  Be kind.  Anything is “paws”-ible.  Woof!

Judi McInnes


William Hart

Assistant Principal

School Hours: 8:15am-2:35pm

Principal’s Message

August 2022

Welcome to the John F. Ryan School for the 2022/23 school year! We are so proud of our dedicated staff that serves all of our 5th and 6th grade students. In addition to our school staff, we are so lucky to have the support of the Tewksbury community as we get ready to launch our new school year.

This year our focus will be to continue to support all students social/emotional learning by creating a sense of belonging while leaning on the tenets of the Department of Education’s Acceleration Roadmap as guidance. Students will continue to engage in rigorous standards-based curriculum and just-in-time support in the classroom. Our teachers understand ‌that each learner is unique and we strive to support them to reach their potential.

We hope to celebrate and highlight the joy of teaching and learning. As our school motto states, Work Hard. Be Kind. Anything is Possible! We can’t wait to see all of our students and work with our families. 

Judi McInnes