Welcome To Heathcote School
Heathcote School was a model of the modern campus style that was just coming into vogue when McCall's magazine gave it national coverage in 1955. It was built as a translation of educational theory into architecture, based on a humanist approach. Constructed on a rolling hilltop of twenty-two acres, Heathcote dramatizes an indoor/outdoor relationship. Heathcote's unique features begin with a one level structure that provides grade specific classroom clusters with a little-schoolhouse atmosphere.
Programs such as Peer Mediation, Circle of Friends, and Citizens of the Week, foster our students' abilities to independently think, question, and reflect. Heathcote strives to create a nurturing and safe learning environment where all students are free to take risks. We endeavor to promote an understanding and respect of diversity.
Heathcote has a very active parent body that helps to support such programs as Learning to Look, Artist in Residency, School Play and After-School Programs.
Our students make use of the natural beauty and opportunity offered by our grounds to enrich their academic pursuit. Grades K-5 participate in our gardening program which enriches our math, science and social studies curriculum with hands on garden to table experiences.
Love of learning inspires Heathcote's ultimate goal to create a community of lifelong learners, who are independent, critical thinkers with a social conscience.
We welcome you to our learning community.
Maria R. Stile