"... to advance the knowledge and well-being
of our children and our community."

Message from the Principal


  Heritage School Principal ~ Peter J. Olson

                      e-mail - polson@dcrsd.org

    Heritage School, 34 Oxford Road, Charlton, MA 01507

                                                                              508-248-4884        508-248-1109 (fax)


Dear Heritage Families,

I would like to start by saying how excited I am for this opportunity to serve as the principal of the Heritage School.   I am writing to share a little bit about myself and to hopefully gather some information about the students and families of the Heritage School.

In my past twenty years as an educator I have had the pleasure of serving the children of Dudley and Charlton.   I have spent all my years in the district as a Middle School teacher and administrator.  However,  I have come full circle as a Principal of an elementary school as I began my education journey as a teacher in Arlington, Massachusetts in a fourth grade class.  I look forward to working with all stakeholders of the Heritage School to provide the students with the foundation to continue to grow through their educational journey.   

My wife, Kerry, and I are the proud parents of three amazing boys. They range in age from 16 to 22.   I have learned many lessons from our boys over the years and these lessons have shaped me as an educator.   It is vitally important that we create a safe and caring environment in order to allow your children to find the tools that work best for them to become the most successful learners they can.   Having three very different boys has opened my eyes to how each child’s learning style can be very different. 

To our students, I cannot wait to meet you all! I hope that you are excited for this coming school year and that you are out this summer playing and reading tons of books with your family and friends. It is going to be a fun year learning together. If you are near the school at all this summer, please stop by and say hello!  My office hours are 8:00-3:00pm Monday through Thursday.  However, please email me at polson@dcrsd.org or call the office at 508-248-4884 ext. 302 to make sure that I am available.    

As we move through the summer and we get closer to the 2021-2022 school year you will begin to receive updates on what school will look like this year as well as any important information.   I am looking forward to meeting all of you as we head into the new school year.


Peter J. Olson, Principal