The Harvard Public Schools community, dedicated to educational excellence, guides all students to realize their highest potential by balancing academic achievement with personal well-being in the pursuit of individual dreams.  The students engage in learning how to access and apply knowledge, think critically and creatively, and communicate effectively.  They develop the confidence and ability to understand diverse perspectives, collaborate, and contribute to their local, national and global communities.

Principal's Message


Hildreth Elementary School serves residents of the town of Harvard as well as residents of Devens. We are a PreK-5 School located in a beautiful community in central MA.

As the principal of HES, I am excited to work with parents and families to maintain the good work happening here in Harvard and continue to move us forward in being a leader in educational excellence. I am grateful for the wonderful families and staff that make Harvard such a supportive community.

If there is anything that we can do to be helpful, please let us know. We can be reached at the school at 978-456-4145 or by email at 

Josh Myler, HES Principal

Special Message

Due to construction, the elementary bus fees have been waived for the school year 2019/2020.  K-5 students do not need to complete the bus form.

PK students may be allowed to ride the bus.  Decisions are made on a case by case basis.  If interested please contact Josh Myler at 978-456-4145.

Bus route information will be available on our website on or before the Thursday preceding the start of school.  If you have question or concerns regarding your bus stop after reviewing this information please contact the front office at 978-456-4145.

Hildreth Building Project

Please click here to go to the HES Building Project site, including project updates, documents, upcoming events, etc.
Construction started in April, 2019. We are excited to see the new building begin! We also recognize that this will cause some disruption both to students and the community during construction.

Below are resources to help understand and minimize disruption during the construction:

-Drop off/Pick-Up Information for Parents

Drop-Off/Pick-up: Passenger vehicles via Fairbank St. Enter and Exit on South End (toward 495). Buses queue at existing loop off Mass Ave. No cars in the loop during arrival or dismissal.

- More detail can be found in the recording of the Community Forum held on March 26th, 2019: VideoSlides

- Latest VR model: This is best viewed on a tablet or phone or with Virtual Reality goggles.

As always, all are welcome to attend SBC meetings, which are posted on the town website.
Please contact the school with any questions or concerns as construction commences.

Details of the building project and FAQ’s can be found on the Building Project website

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Get ready for construction: Sign up for the Bus!
In preparation for the traffic impacts of the HES building project, we are encouraging families to skip the pickup line and sign up for the bus. Bus fees have been waived for elementary students during construction, so skip the traffic and take advantage of door-to-door service!
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