About Beechwood Knoll Elementary


Beechwood Knoll Elementary School reopened its doors in September 1995, after being closed for several years.   The renovated original structure and the new addition house kindergarten through fifth grade students.  Situated on a salt marsh, Beechwood students use the natural environment – the marsh, a creek, a brook, and the bay – for environmental habitat studies.

Message from the Principal:

It is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to you and your child, to the Beechwood Knoll Elementary School.  At the Beechwood Knoll School, we are committed to make your child’s learning experience as rich and rewarding as possible.

It is our mission to assist students to become strong academically, socially and physically.  We strive to help children discover and explore their gifts and talents, and to value and respect each other’s uniqueness.  We aspire to teach the children to respect themselves, their community and their environment.

As principal of the Beechwood Knoll School, I invite you to join the staff, students, parents and school partners in our collaborative effort.

Principal: Diane O’Keeffe, 617-984-8781

Assistant Principal: Nancy Barron, 617-984-8637



Elementary School is an important first step in your child’s education. Quincy Public Schools are there from the first time your kindergartner picks out a book at the school library to the first grader having success in math to upper grades where students take their basis of knowledge and expand it to more advanced thinking.


At Beechwood Knoll, we strive to educate the whole child – mind, body and spirit.  We know that different children learn in different ways – and that education does not take place just in the classroom. We offer numerous before and after-school enrichment programs. For a complete list of current programs, please call the main office 617-984-8781.

Enrichment Programs:

  • After School String Program offered by the Department of Music Education for students in grades 2 – 5. These lessons are also fee based and held weekly.
  • BOKS Program – A before school physical activity program sponsored by Reebok,, open to all students
  • Homework Club
  • Lexia Core 5
  • Photography Club
  • Student Council – Fifth Grade
  • A physical activity program is provided by the Quincy Recreational Department.
  • Muddling and Modeling – Grades K
  • Before School Physical Education – Grades 3-5
  • Needle Pointing
  • Yearbook Club
  • Welcome Back to Kindergarten

Improvement Plan:

Beechwood Knoll School Improvement Plan 2017-2018