Scissors, book, paint, pencils and HPS logo

This summer has been a whirlwind of activity as Holyoke Public Schools’ six elementary schools and three middle schools prepare for the changes that rezoning is bringing for the new school year. With the move to separate elementary schools for grades PreK-5 and middle schools for grades 6-8, thousands of boxes have been moved from one school building to another, renovations and repairs have been underway throughout the district, and educational programs are being reimagined and retooled to support student learning and stronger achievement outcomes during the 2023-24 school year.

“All of this work has required extensive planning and coordination,” said Superintendent Anthony Soto, “and I commend everyone for their combined efforts that will allow us to start the new school year off on the right foot when classes resume on August 30 for students in grades 1-12 and on September 6 for students in Pre-K and Kindergarten.” 

Each elementary and middle school principal is emailing short welcome videos and school profile flyers to the families of their students. These resources can also be found here: