Overview of our Communities

SHS students are divided into four Communities designed to meet students’ academic and social needs through a comprehensive, collaborative team approach. Our school counseling staff is dedicated to practicing preventative, proactive counseling which includes discussing academic and adolescent issues, pre-college planning, career exploration, and post high school planning. Communication is key; we encourage family members to call their student's Community Team with questions.

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Elm Community

Newcomers in the Multilingual Learner Education Program

Direct Line:  617-629-5270

Joel Villegas, Assistant Principal
Anne Herzberg Eden, Multilingual School Counselor (Newcomers in the MLE Program)
Beth O'Connor, Dean of Students
Scarlett Brea Soto, Senior Clerk


Beacon Community

Students with last names starting with A-F

Direct Line: 617-629-5260

Doreen Ward, Assistant Principal
Justin LaBerge, School Counselor (students with last name A-CHE)
Melanie Banks, School Counselor (students with last name CHH-F)
Mark Quinones, Dean of Students
Paula Mello, Senior Clerk

Highland Community

Students with last names starting with G-N

Direct Line:  617-629-5280

Paul Cooley, Assistant Principal
Jeremy Rischall, School Counselor (students with last name G-LE)
Kelly Albrecht, Bilingual School Counselor (students with last name LH-N)
Gilbert White, Dean of Students
Cheryl McGovern, Senior Clerk


Broadway Community

Students with last names starting with O-Z

Direct Line: 617-629-5290

Cynthia Massillon, Assistant Principal
Natalia Ruiz Toro, Bilingual School Counselor (students with last name O-SAI)
Cathy Maguire, School Counselor (students with last name SAL-Z)
OPEN, Dean of Students
Theresa Francis, Senior Clerk