Mission, Vision, Beliefs


The Holliston Public Schools are committed to providing the resources and opportunities that will enable each student to develop and maximize individual potential in a positive and collaborative environment that encourages and affirms academic achievement and personal excellence.


Our goal is to graduate confident, critical thinkers, productive and creative lifelong learners, and socially responsible, engaged citizens who are capable of adapting to change in a technologically advanced and multicultural society. We will accomplish this by:

  • Creating a challenging and desirable learning environment for students and staff
  • Strongly supporting instructional innovation

  • Establishing and fulfilling high expectations of scholarship

  • Exceeding all federal and state accountability measures for student achievement

  • Expanding educational partnerships within the community and region

  • Preparing students for success in a dynamic, multi-faceted world


We Believe In:

  • An emotionally and physically safe school environment

  • Instruction that is responsive to student needs and learning styles

  • Class sizes and resources that best support instruction and the curriculum

  • Recruitment and retention of high-quality teachers, administrators and support staff

  • Relevant student assessments to measure individual growth, identify individual needs and inform individual instruction

  • Appropriate use of technology to enhance teaching and learning, and support the efficient management of district resources

  • Collaboration in learning which engages family and community

  • Effective interactive communication among all stakeholders

  • The importance of being recognized as a community with superior schools

  • Diverse extracurricular and cultural enrichment offerings available to all students

  • Promotion of tolerance and respect by understanding and appreciating individual differences 

“It is the policy of Holliston Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, color, homelessness, sexual orientation, age or disability in its education programs, services, activities, or employment practices”


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