Our vision is to connect, engage, and inspire all students in the Ayer Shirley Regional School District to reach academic excellence. We, the educators of the Ayer Shirley Regional School District, will instill habits of reflection and inquiry to challenge our students in setting ambitious academic and personal goals. Students will develop a strong voice to express thoughts and ideas in the community and the confidence to showcase their talents and successes in preparation for entry into college and the world of work. 


The Ayer Shirley Regional School District has a long history of supporting students and families from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to ensuring that students who are not proficient in English gain the mastery necessary to be successful in an academic environment while meeting state (GLc71A) and federal program requirements. We are a low incidence district intent on providing quality Sheltered English Immersion programming for English Language Learners that consists of Sheltered subject matter instruction and English language instruction. Sheltered English Instruction services are available in all 4 schools. 


Elizabeth Hoeske
Elizabeth Hoeske
ELL Teacher

(978) 772-8600 ext.1409
Emily Babineau
Emily Babineau
ELL Teacher

(978) 772-8600 ext.1162

Resources for Parents and Students


Resources for Teachers

Vocabulary Instruction

Below are links to all-purpose academic word lists, divided into 10 sub-lists.  The lists are important to refer to when teaching essential academic vocabulary.





Forms and Documents

141 Washington Street | Phone: 978-772-8600
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