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About Us

front entrance to NAMS

Vision 

It is our mission to educate all of our students academically and to address their needs socially and emotionally within a safe comprehensive middle school community

Mission Statement

We are an educational organization of life long learners involving students, educators, parents and our community. Together we strive to create a welcoming environment that prioritizes academic excellence, creativity and mutual respect. We embrace diversity and encourage positive risk taking and community building. We are persistent in becoming an exemplary high performing comprehensive middle school.

Belief Statements

We value:

  • Students as individuals
  • The intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth of each of our students
  • Student independence, responsibility and ownership for their learning
  • Parent involvement with their children's education
  • Academic excellence as a priority with high expectations set for educators and students
  • Professional development plans for educators directly connected to standards, instructional goals and building philosophy
  • Mutual respect in our school between students, educators, parents and community members
  • Researched best instructional practice and its classroom implementation

Middle school principles including but not limited to:

  • Flexible scheduling, grouping and heterogeneity
  • Enrichment opportunities for all students
  • Smaller learning communities defined by grade level houses and academic teams
  • Common planning time for teams, grade levels and vertical communication opportunities
  • Full, varied exploratory related arts programming
  • Extra curricular programming including intramural's, interest based clubs, and social opportunities
  • Technology integrated into instruction

Curriculum

North Andover Middle School provides a developmental middle school approach to learning. We recognize individual learning styles as we focus on process writing, mathematics using manipulatives, and the inquiry approach in all subjects, including science and social studies. Our classroom environments support critical and creative thinking, cooperative and individual learning with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary curriculum.

Administration 

Jorge Goncalves - Principal
Caroline Beasley - Assistant Principal
Steve Wrigley - Assistant Principal
Susan Donatell - Special Education Administrator
Melissa Barron - Administrative Assistant
Gail Sheldon - Administrative Assistant
Lisa Hunter - Administrative Assistant

Address

North Andover Middle School 
495 Main Street 
North Andover, MA 01845 

Phone Numbers

978-794-1870 - Main Number 
978-794-3619 - Main Office Fax
978-557-7902 - School Nurse
978-794-1895 - Food & Nutrition

School Info 

2020 DESE Report Card
NCES Code: 25-08700-01398