Letters with Student Cluster Assignments for the 24-25 year will be mailed to homes mid August. 


Summer Reading Info for rising sixth graders

Summer Reading Family Letter

24-25 School
Supply List

PowerSchool Login

Reporting an Absence, Late Arrival or Early Dismissal               


Dear High Rock Community,

Welcome to the High Rock School website.

Everyone at High Rock is excited about working with the students and families as they begin their journey through the middle school experience in Needham.  At High Rock, our work focuses on three key school values:  learning, self-discovery and caring for others.  Through the year teachers, coursework, activities and experiences will provide moments when students will examine, challenge and develop in these three realms.

I hope this website provides you with information about the learning experience, an understanding of school expectations and routines, and communications that are relative to the school community at High Rock.

If you ever have questions about anything, the staff is here to help you.  We are so happy that you are here with us.  Best wishes for a successful school year.


Dr.  Jessica R. Downey

High Rock School

77 Ferndale Road
Needham, MA 02492
tel (781) 455-0455

Jessica R. Downey, Principal
Tammara Ceaser, Assistant Principal
Dina Spiropoulos, Special Education Coordinator
Julie Pickard, Lead/Senior Administrative Assistant

Reporting an absence or tardy? 
Call 781.455.0455 press option 1 and leave a message on the safe arrival line before 8:00 am or report it using this form.

Do you need to dismiss your student early?
Send your student in with a note indicating the time of the early dismissal and direct your student to give the note to the main office before advisory, or use this form

School Hours - 7:40 am-2:10 pm (late bell rings at 7:40 am)
Early Release - 7:40-11:30 am
Delayed Opening - 9:40 am-2:10 pm

Drop Off - 7:25-7:35 am
Pick Up - 2:10 pm
(2:40 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday if seeking help from a teacher )

Drop-Off/Pick-up Map and Transportation Information

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