Award Year: 2021

Josiah Haynes Elementary School

169 Haynes Road
Sudbury, MA, 01776-1363

(978) 443-1093

Mr. Jeffrey LaBroad, Principal at time of Nomination

Sudbury Public Schools

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Haynes provides what is needed to learn, grow, and thrive in both our community and global society, for every student, in every way, every day.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 79%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 9%
  • Two or more races: 7%
Kindergarten students exploring together during morning choice time.

Kindergarten students exploring together during morning choice time.

Josiah Haynes Elementary School, located west of Boston, is one of five schools that comprise the Sudbury Public Schools. Haynes School educates approximately 360 students across kindergarten through grade 5. Our students are residents of the Town of Sudbury as well as the City of Boston through the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) program.

Students follow a dynamic district curriculum aligned to meet or exceed Massachusetts learning benchmarks. A focus on hands-on, experiential learning, supported by authentic technological tools continues to make learning meaningful and relevant. Across the grades and academic domains, students experience explicit and embedded social-emotional skill instruction and practical experiences designed to support their ability to work with others and be best situated to maximize their own learning.

A robust instructional support team is in place to tease out student needs and identify timely, measurable, individualized goals and strategies to support reaching them. By engaging in coaching cycles with our in-house and district specialists, our educators are able to hone their craft and expand their ability to meet the needs of every student, while at the same time staying up to date with the latest innovations and implementations in curriculum and instruction.

Haynes School is home to two districtwide programs, providing substantially-separate, highly-individualized teaching and learning. Students in these programs are both part of their program classrooms as well as their general education grade classes. A growing English Language Development program provides instruction for students and support for educators working with students for whom English is not their first language.

Haynes is a school where all means all, students are known, relationships are paramount and excellence is achieved through hard work, collaboration and strategic thinking. In everything we do, we are guided by our four school rules: Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Safe and Be Kind.