Welcome to Ralph C. Mahar Regional School. We’re honored to serve 7th through 12th-grade students in the four Massachusetts towns of New Salem, Orange, Wendell, and Petersham. We are a tight-knit community of hard working, hard playing, success-oriented individuals who work together to bring about the academic and personal success of every student in our care. Please visit the pages throughout this website to learn more about us.

Summer Learning Registration

Registration for the RCM summer learning program is now available. This program is open to all rising seventh though twelfth graders and is an enrichment program designed to prevent academic summer slide. It is not a high school credit recovery program. High school students that need to recover credit should speak with their guidance counselor.

2024 Graduation Photos

Students sitting on the bleachers with their graduation caps and gowns

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Families,

I’m proud of our students and their accomplishments, and our dedicated staff members work hard every day to bring the best learning opportunities possible to our student body. Evident by the many and varied clubs and extracurricular activities our students participate in throughout the school year, our administrative team, faculty, and staff put an extraordinary amount of time and effort into making sure our students’ needs come first.

I encourage parents and families to be involved in your child’s homework and in our school events. My door is always open to you, so please stop by if you ever have any questions.


Scott Hemlin

Scott Hemlin, Principal

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