The PreK-12 Nashoba Regional School District includes students from
the towns of Bolton, Lancaster, and Stow. The three picturesque and
attractive communities are located 20 miles northeast of Worcester, and
40 miles west of Boston, with easy access off Interstates 495 and 190.
The area maintains its rural character with working farms and commercial
apple orchards. The area is also home to many excellent golf courses,
both public and private. Parents in the district value and support
their children's education. The residents of the three communities are
also vitally concerned with education, support the schools financially
and help to maintain an active community volunteer program.
The Nashoba Regional School District is comprised of two elementary
schools, one PK-8 school, two middle schools, and one high school.
The schools and their approximate enrollments are as follows:
- Emerson/Florence Sawyer.PK-8 851 students
- Nashoba Regional High 9-12 1016 students
- Mary Rowlandson PreK-5 506 students
- Luther Burbank Middle 6-8 250 students
- Center School K-5 577 students
- Hale Middle School 6-8 301 students
The average class sizes across the district are as follows:
- Middle School-21
- High School - 17
The district employs approximately 225 certified regular education
staff and 80 certified special education staff. They are supported and
assisted in the classroom by approximately 110 certified and
non-certified tutors and aides.
Nashoba has implemented and made substantial progress on the scope
and sequence of curriculum across the district. Content area teams under
the direction of curriculum specialists have worked extremely hard to
insure that the district's curriculum is aligned properly with the
Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. A major emphasis of the district's
professional development plan is on curriculum and instruction.
Along with the comprehensive core curriculum at each school, a broad
range of programs including art, music, computer technology, and a
comprehensive health program are offered at all levels K-8. A newly
renovated science academy in Stow is used for science and engineering
instruction for elementary students.
The High School offers several Advanced Placement courses and an
extensive variety of elective courses in all content areas as well as in
the performing arts, visual arts, family and consumer science, and
technology areas. A unique new course called Science and Engineering is
designed so that students may integrate and apply science and
The district is committed to providing ongoing relevant professional
development activities for all teachers. A committee of administrators
and teachers sets the agenda for all early release days, professional
development days, and a professional development newsletter.
The district mentoring program matches veteran teachers with new
teachers to provide a structure that meets the needs of new teachers in a
non-supervisory and non-evaluative manner. The mentoring program helps
foster a climate of collegiality and cooperation, reduces the isolation
of teachers, and creates an environment where there is an emphasis on
teachers learning from one another, novice from expert and expert from
All classroom teachers have their own laptop to use in school. In
addition, every room in the district has Internet connectivity. Teachers
are trained to use and integrate these technologies into their every
day classroom activities.