A Public School Dedicated to Academic and Artistic Excellence

PVPA is a regional public charter school serving 400 students grades 7-12, from over 60 towns throughout Western Massachusetts. We seek to connect the creative process with critical thinking to inspire a love of learning. As a charter school, the work we do informs educational policy at local, state and national levels.

Main Office — General school information | 413-552-1580
To contact individual teachers, see the staff directory

Amanda Melemed x114

Attendance & Enrollment Coordinator

Student Visitors

Carol Wrobleski x110

Assistant to Head of School

All School inquiries
Building Use Requests/Reservations
Board of Trustees

Lisa Cappello x115

Communications Coordinator

Friday Notes


Director of Student Affairs

Chris Fournier x241 School Community Events
Student Organizations
Student Disciplinary and Safety Concerns
Bullying Prevention


Academic Programs Director

Llama Maynard x423 Academic Issues
Curriculum and Instruction
Off-Campus Programs, Odyssey, College Classes
Independent Study


Arts & Guideance Programs Director

Laura Davis x421 Academic Issues 
Curriculum and Instruction 
Off-Campus Programs, Odyssey, College Classes 
Independent Study


Director of Academic Support

Brent Nielsen x218 Special Education Plans
504 Plans


School Nurse

Mary Colwell x120 Student Medical Concerns


Guidance Leader

Andrea Chakour x228

College and Academic Advising
Grade 11/12 Guidance Counselor
Financial Aid Applications


Student Records Office

Lisa Clark x419 Transcripts/Grade Reports
Student Biographical Records
Student Academic Records


Production Office

Irene Thornton x137 Volunteer Coordinator
Box Office Manager
Advertising Sales
Ticket reservations 413.552.1590


Development Office

Mary Cantler x118 Donations, Planned Giving


Chief Financial Officer

Robert Brainin x124 Human Resources
Bus Registration and Transportation
Grants Management

Robin Fordham x122

Billing & Business-Related inquiries
Bus Passes
School Lunches


Head of School

Scott Goldman x116 School and Community Partnerships:
    Policies and Practices
Curriculum and Instruction
Student Welfare
Board of Trustees

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Upcoming Events

Academic Calendar:
Applications for 2015-2016 School Year Lottery Available on www.pvpa.org
Mon Dec 1, 2014

Academic Calendar:
Re-Application Statement Deadline for 2015-16 School Year
Fri Jan 2, 2015

Academic Calendar:
2015-16 School Year Application Deadline
Fri Jan 30, 2015

Academic Calendar:
2015-16 School Year Lottery
Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Academic Calendar:
Snow Date for 2015-16 School Year Lottery
Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Academic Calendar:
DEADLINE: Acceptance Letters for 7th Grade
Mon Mar 9, 2015