Schools

ROYALSTON SCHOOLS

(Rev. July 1, 2017)

 

Royalston belongs to two school districts:

  • Athol-Royalston Regional (ARRSD)
    and
  • Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical (MRVTSD)

Royalston students typically attend:

  • K-6: Royalston Community School (RCS) in Royalston
  • 7-8: Athol-Royalston Middle School (ARMS) in Athol
  • 9-12: Athol High School (AHS) in Athol
    Or
  • Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School (Monty Tech) in Fitchburg

Royalston also has home schooled students (K-12, under the jurisdiction of ARRSD; policy posted at the ARRSD website), students who “choice out” to other public schools, and students in a variety of parochial and private schools.

Royalston residents are generous in their support of education – both individually and through not-for-profit agencies. Among them:

The Athol-Royalston Education Foundation “AREF” – an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) community organization established by a group of supporters of public education in the ARRSD. AREF which provides a permanent fund to support innovative educational programs, partnerships and enrichment activities which are outside of the funding normally provide in the school budget for Athol and Royalston. www.atholroyalstoneducationfoundation.org ; President Joann Deacon TEL- 978-249-3408.

The Royalston Academy, Inc. – an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established by Katherine Seymour Bullock Cole, to enhance educational and cultural experiences for the children and adults of Royalston. Their contact point is Royalston Academy, Inc.; P.O. Box 130; Royalston, MA 01368; Chairman Alan W. Bowers – TEL. 978-249-7164.

The South Royalston School Reunion Association – a group comprised of anyone who ever taught, was taught or had children as students in the South Royalston Elementary School. The group gathers on an annual basis. President Luanne (LaRoche) Simula TEL 978-249-8746

ATHOL-ROYALSTON REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT “ARRSD”

www.arrsd.org

Superintendent Dr. Darcy M. Fernandes, Ed.D.
1062 Pleasant Street; Athol
TEL – 978-249-2400   ~   dfernandes@arrsd.org

 

Royalston Elementary School (RCS) Principal Janeth Williams
96 Winchendon Road; Royalston
TEL – 978-249-2900   ~   jwilliams@arrsd.org
FAX 978-249-4110

At RCS, grades three and four, and five and six are “co-taught,” with students spending a half-day with each teacher; math & science being taught by one teacher, and English language arts and social studies taught by the other.

Royalston Parent-Teacher Group – 2017-2018
96 Winchendon Road; Royalston
TEL – 978-249-2900 x109   ~   royalstoncommunityschoolptg@gmail.com

President Ashley Charron   ~   ashley.n.charron@gmail.com
978-249-9242 or 978-894-6449

Vice President Brittney Hermes   ~   bhermes8@yahoo.com
978-320-0437

Secretary Kim Lacasse   ~   kimg5777@yahoo.com
978-413-4348

Treasurer Starr Lamson   ~   starrmk@massrr.com
978-249-6885

Coordinator Katie Shortis   ~   katienc22@yahoo.com
978-257-7500

Athol-Royalston Middle School “ARMS” Principal Thomas Telicki
1062 Pleasant Street; Athol
TEL – 978-249-2430   ~   ttelicki@arrsd.org
FAX – 978-249-0055

 Athol High School “AHS” Principal Mitchel Aho
2363 Main Street; Athol
TEL – 978-249-2435   ~   maho@arrsd.org
FAX – 978-249-2422

 

ARRSD School Committee 2017-2018
Meetings are typically third Wednesdays, ARMS Library, 6:30 p.m.

Royalston’s representatives on the ten-member committee are:

Member Chuck Pretti 978-895-2160 (Appt. expires 2018)
chuckpretti@gmail.com

Member Carla Rabinowitz 978-249-4422 (Appt. expires 2019)
carla.rabinowitz@gmail.com

Nancy D. Melbourne 978-249-8917 (Appt. expires 2020)
melbournes@verizon.com

MONTACHUSETT REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL DISTRICT “MRVTSD”
Superintendent-Director Dr. Sheila M. Harrity, Ed.D.
1050 Westminster Street; Fitchburg
TEL – 978-343-2506   ~   superintendent@montytech.net
FAX – 978-348-1176

Principal Thomas Browne
1050 Westminster Street; Fitchburg
TEL – 978-345-9200 x5205   ~   browne-thomas@montytech.net
FAX – 978-348-1176

Dir. Of Postgraduate & Continuing Studies Mary May-Lucchese
1050 Westminster Street; Fitchburg
TEL – 978-345-9200 x5221   ~ may-lucchese-mary@montytech.net

Practical Nursing Program Support Manager Lauri Guy
1050 Westminster Street; Fitchburg
TEL – 978-345-9200 X5108

MRVTSD School Committee
Meetings are typically the first Wednesdays, MRVTS Conference Room, 7:00 p.m.

Royalston’s representative on the 22-member committee is:

Mary C. Barclay 978-855-8875 (text/cell) or 978-249-2598

Trades & Professions at Monty Tech:
Auto Body
Automotive Technology
Business Technology
CAD & Drafting
Culinary Arts
Cabinet Making
Cosmetology
Dental Assisting
Early Childhood Education
Electrical
Engineering Technology
Graphic Communications
Health Occupations
House Carpentry
HVAC & Property Maintenance
Information Technology
Masonry
Machine Technology
Plumbing
Welding/Metal Fabrication

New profession available, beginning September, 2017: Veterinarian Science!

OTHER EDUCATION RESOURCES FOR ROYALSTON RESIDENTS 

THE VILLAGE SCHOOL

Director Rise Richardson
On The Common
P.O. Box 122
Royalston, MA 01368
TEL – 978-249-3505   ~   info@villageschoolma.org

The Village School is an independent day school serving grades K-6, currently located in the former Mary E. Raymond School building on the south end of the Royalston common. A permanent campus is under construction on Route 68 three miles south of The Common, on a 55-acre parcel formerly known as Camp Caravan. The curriculum is based on contact with the natural world, and kindness.

MOUNT WACHUSETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
President Dr. James L. Vander Hooven, Ed.D.
444 Green Street
Gardner, MA 01440
TEL – 978-632-6600   ~   www.mwcc.edu
ADMISSIONS TEL – 978-630-9110   ~   www.admissions@mwcc.mass.edu

Mount Wachusett is Royalston’s closest Massachusetts Community College, offering part-time, full-time, dual-enrollment, adult basic education and both for credit and non-credit continuing education.

MWCC REGIONAL ADULT EDUCATION CENTER – WINCHENDON

Winchendon Community Action Center (CAC)
273 Central Street
Winchendon, MA 01475
TEL – 978-297-1667 or 978-630-9259

Basic adult education is just 15 minutes away, and offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 – 9 p.m. for those 16 years and older who have no longer enrolled in high school and who have not yet earned a high school diploma. Classes and practice tests are free. HiSET testing (formerly known as GED) is offered at a discounted price of $10/test if the ten tests are taken within a 12 month period of time.

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF ORANGE/ATHOL “LOVA”
584 Main Street
Athol, MA 01440
TEL – 978-249-5381   ~   lvoa@verizon.net

Literacy Volunteers of Orange/Athol promote literacy skills that empower adults to realize their educational, vocational and personal goals. Beginning in 1975, LVOA has provided free, confidential and individualized tutoring in basic literacy and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to adults in the North Quabbin communities through the use of professionally trained and supported volunteer tutors. All services are free and confidential.

REACH EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM
423 Main Street
Athol, MA 01331
TEL – 978-249-5070

The REACH program provides services for Royalston newborns through age three, who have or are at risk for developmental problems. Services available include home visits, parent/child playgroups, and parent support groups.

ATHOL HEAD START
Athol Community Development Center (CDC)
925 Main Street (Corner of Main and Riverbend Streets)
Athol, MA 01331
TEL – 978-249-9515

Head Start is a pre-school program administered by the Monachusett Opportunity Council’s Child Care and Head Start Services. This program fosters self-esteem and social competence in pre-school children and supports and encourages parents in their roles their children’s as primary caregivers.