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Ayers Ryal Side Elementary School


Ayers Ryal Side Elementary School

40 Woodland Avenue
Beverly MA 01915
978-921-1995 fax

Elaina Byrne, Principal
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Welcome to the Ayers Ryal Side Elementary School Web Site. On behalf of the Ayers Ryal Side School Community, I would like to invite you to take this opportunity to learn about our school, staff, and students.

The Ayers Ryal Side School is situated on top of Greene’s Hill in the Ryal Side area of Beverly, close to the border of Beverly and Danvers. The school first opened in September of 1961 and then was updated and renovated during the 1998 – 1999 school year. Today, we are a state of the art facility with a computer lab, media center, art room, science lab, music room, full-size gymnasium, cafeteria, and 22 classrooms.

The Ayers Ryal Side community embraces a shared responsibility among students, faculty, parents, and administration to provide each member of its diverse student body with the opportunity to achieve academic excellence. Our teachers utilize varied instructional methods in order to help all students be successful. We are proud to be home to the City of Beverly’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program for elementary students. These students, who come from countries throughout the world, are fully immersed in regular education classrooms.

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We have active parent groups, which participate in many ways throughout the school. Our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) conducts fundraising to support important student events such as field trips, book fairs and enrichment assemblies. In addition, they have also made major contributions to our school, including the purchase and installation of a playground structure. Likewise, our School Council actively engages in advancing student learning. This past year, their major focus was to extend the school day by offering quality, academically-based after-school programs, including mathematics, science, and art. Our Homework Helpers Club provides an opportunity for significant numbers of our children to have a consistent place and time in which to do their homework in an uninterrupted environment. A nutritious breakfast program and a quality after-school daycare program also add to our school day.

We are dedicated to the development of the full intellectual, social, emotional, and physical potential of every student. We provide a safe, respectful environment for all individuals. Our school follows the Responsive Classroom Approach. Responsive Classroom Is a way of teaching that emphasizes social, emotional, and academic growth in a strong and safe school community. We work together as a community to implement a combination of classroom and school wide practices that support children's academic and social growth.

Thank you for your interest in the Ayers Ryal Side School. Feel free to email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with any comments or questions you may have.


Elaina Byrne

Equity Coordinators

Erin Fitzpatrick, Adjustment Counselor 978-921-6116 ext. 144
Meaghan Hart 978-921-6116 ext. 155


Beverly Public Schools
502 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915
voice: 978-921-6100
fax: 978-922-6597