Dr. Marcella R. Kelly

kids at a table

Message from the Principal

Welcome to the Dr. Marcella R. Kelly Full Service Community School! I am proud to work each day with students, families, and staff that strive to create an academic learning environment where we value relationships and support one another as we grow as a community together.

At Kelly School, our number one priority is to provide our Kelly Eagles instruction each day that is based on a rigorous standards based curriculum that provides all students with opportunities to problems solve, engage with their peers, apply strategies learned and reflect on their learning. Second to instruction is our mission of providing all students the opportunity to engage in enrichment activities both inside and outside the school walls. Our current partnerships with Next Level Adventures, the Holyoke YMCA, and the Holyoke Boys Club provide these enrichment activities so that we are both strengthening the minds and the bodies of our students.

Finally, we are a community based school. Without the partnerships of the families and the community, we would not be able to provide the educational opportunities needed in order for our students to be successful citizens of the city of Holyoke and the broader community. We have an active parent volunteer program and are always looking to broaden our parent engagement opportunities. I really believe, “It takes a village!”


The mission of Kelly School is to develop independent, intellectually engaged, and community connected students who are high school ready upon completion of eighth grade.


Full School Day Plan

Instructional Focus

School Report Card Letter

School Assessment & Accountability


Vision, Values, and Code of Conduct 

Walking School-Bus-Routes

Jacqueline Glasheen, Principal
216 West Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 534-2078/79
(413) 534-2303 (fax)

Kindergarten – Grade 8

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Pre-K offerings:
12 months (8:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
operated by HCS Head Start

Kelly School has late start days on:
10/19, 11/30, 12/13, 1/25, 3/2, 4/25 – On these dates, Kelly School students begin the day at 10 AM instead of 8AM).