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Welcome to HMS

Welcome to the 2022-23 School Year!

I would like to welcome you to what promises to be a great school year at Hopkinton Middle School. As the new principal, please know that I will work diligently to provide a supportive and safe learning environment for your students. I look forward to partnering with you to provide such an environment.

I love school. The energy and enthusiasm that students bring each day is what keeps us going as educators. We appreciate your support of students outside of school so that when they arrive they are ready to learn. The mission of the Hopkinton Public Schools is to learn, create, and achieve together. As the new Principal at HMS, I look forward to doing just that; working together to create the optimal learning environment for all students.

Also joining the administrative team this year is Assistant Principal Pat Nash. Pat brings many years of administrative experience from his years as Assistant Principal of Gibbons Middle School in Westborough. Pat’s background also includes teaching both math and special education. He will support students in Grades 7 and 8, and Assistant Principal Ann Benbenek will support students in Grade 6.

Mr. Matthew Lefebvre


Matthew Lefebvre

Matt began his teaching career at West Springfield High School in the Fall of 2000. He served on the faculty at Westborough High School and Gibbons Middle School from 2004-2013, before moving into the role of Assistant Principal at Westborough High School, a position he held until the end of the 2021-2022 school year. He is beginning his first year as the Principal at Hopkinton Middle School.

Matt is a proud graduate of UMass Amherst, BM and BME, 2000; Western Michigan University, MM 2004; and the Leadership Licensure Program through the MSAA.