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Patrick F. Healy Middle School was established in 1975 as part of three middle schools housed in the William S. Hart Middle Complex. Located at 116 Hamilton Street in East Orange, Patrick F. Healy embarks on its first year under restructuring as the sixth grade school at the Hart Complex. This unique arrangement allows us to effectively utilize resources and implement curriculum appropriately through looping. Students are provided with swimming lessons, technology, world language, art, and general music classes as well as a Port of Entry program for ELL students.
Clubs and activities such as National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, Technology Club (Tech Squad), Performing Arts Club, and male and female mentoring program enhance instruction. Our students are recognized for their accomplishments on a monthly basis as Star Students of the Month, for Honor Roll, good citizenship and perfect attendance. The PTO and School Leadership Council at Healy are an active part of the school community and are working together to enhance the leadership, academic achievement and environment for all of our students.

Healy's Mission: 

Patrick F. Healy Middle School is committed to setting high standards for teaching and learning as our highest priority. We will set clear, measurable and realistic goals and expectations by regularly collecting and analyzing performance data. We will work collaboratively with parents to place great emphasis on student accountability and the importance of being present in school every day. We will integrate technology and share best practices. We will celebrate diversity to create a positive school environment where all students can learn and all participants are present, respectful and dedicated to learning. Our Cougar Values are Respect, Responsibility and Safety. As a community, we will implement these values every day.

Healy's Vision: 

It is our vision to prepare Healy’s scholars for life, academic success in high school, college, and career readiness.


About Patrick F. Healy:

Patrick Francis Healy was born on February 27, 1830 and passed away on January 10, 1910. He was the first African-American to earn a PhD, the first to become a Jesuit priest, and the first to become president of a major university in the United States. (Georgetown University)