The mission of the John F. Ryan School includes promoting an active learning environment that enables student participation and team building. This learning environment encourages students to think critically, reason, and problem solve. Our goal is to work collaboratively with parents and guardians to ensure a high quality educational experience. Students are expected to put forth their best effort and contribute to a safe and productive learning environment.
School Hours: 8:15am-2:27pm
The John F. Ryan Elementary School is a facility serving all fifth and sixth grade students in Tewksbury. Our structure and schedule combines the best features of an elementary school and a middle school. It is a “technology rich” school with over 300 computers connected to the Internet and current educational technologies such as interactive white boards and student responders.
Each student is assigned to a team with teachers who instruct students in Science, Math, Social Studies, and English Language Arts. Grade Five students work with teams of two teachers, while Grade Six students work with teams of four teachers. Exploratory teachers instruct all students in the areas of Art, Music, Computer, Reading, Physical Education and Health.
Our goal is to work collaboratively with parents and guardians to ensure a high quality educational experience. Students are expected to put forth their best effort and contribute to a safe and productive learning environment. We need to develop individuals who can compete in a rapidly changing and complex global environment. I invite you to get involved with the school through the School Council or the Parents’ Advisory Council. We look forward to a successful and rewarding school year.