Feb 222013

Welcome to Quincy Public Schools!  Children who will be 5 years of age on or before August 31, 2020 are eligible to attend Kindergarten beginning in September 2020.  All Quincy Public Schools offer free Full-Day Kindergarten programs.

Kindergarten registration is a two-step process:

  • Beginning January 15, families will fill out an online Pre-Registration form.  Click here to access the form.
  • Beginning February 3, families will be contacted to schedule an appointment to complete the registration process in person.  This appointment may be at the school site or at the Central Registration office.  Appointments will be scheduled during school hours through the end of the school year in June.  Translation services are available at Central Registration.  Click here to download the Kindergarten registration packet.  (Please print single-sided.)

If you are not sure of your neighborhood district school, click here for the street directory.

If your child presently attends a Pre-Kindergarten program at the Amelio Della Chiesa Early Childhood Center, Point Webster, or Snug Harbor it is not necessary to register your child for Kindergarten.

If you have questions about Kindergarten registration, please email lauraowens@quincypublicschools.com or call 617-984-8702.

We look forward to having your child enter our Kindergarten program in the fall!


For information on after school care, please contact:

  • Quincy Afterschool Childcare at 617-773-3299
  • South Shore YMCA at 617-481-4477
  • STARS at 781-331-8505

BOKS (Build Our Kids Success) Program

 Posted by on February 8, 2013
Feb 082013

Squantum Elementary students were joined recently by Mayor Koch, School Committee members Barbara Isola, and Paul Bregoli as well as Superintendent Dr. Richard Decristofaro for some early morning exercise to officially launch the BOKS program at the school.

The BOKS program is sponsored by Reebok and is designed to prepare students for a day of learning while teaching the benefits of exercise and making healthy choices.  BOKS was inspired by Dr. John Ratey’s book “Spark” which speaks to exercise being “the most powerful tool that we have to optimize the function of our brains.”


Over sixty Squantum students have been joining physical education teacher Brian  Miller and some parent volunteers two mornings a week this winter for this exciting before school physical activity program.

The program ties in nicely with a school wide wellness goal to promote wellness and healthy choices in the school community.  BOKS runs every Monday and Wednesday for most of the winter and includes a number of team oriented games, movement activities and a nutrition component as part of the program.  Because the program is very popular at the school, staff and parents are in the process of planning another session to get more students involved.

We are very fortunate in that Reebok donated a number of supplies for the program including BOKS T-shirts for all our students and volunteers,” said Principal Steve Sylvia.  The school also received a donation from Boston Medical Center Healthnet Plan to help support the program.

Principal Stephen Sylvia then added, “We are looking forward to the positive and healthy impact this program will have on our students and their learning.”

2013-2014 School Year Calendar

 Posted by on February 8, 2013
Feb 082013

The Quincy School Committee has approved the calendar for the 2013-2014 School Year as of the February 6, 2013 School Committee meeting.  Click on the image to access the full calendar.

Feb 052013

William Malas, son of William and Patsy Malas of Quincy, is a student at Quincy High School, where he double majors in Information Technology and Project Lead the Way Engineering.

Billy, who is taking all Advanced Placement academics, is number two in his class of 379 with a 4.8 GPA, and the top Engineering and IT student, with a 99% average in both CVTE majors.  Through Project Lead the Way, Billy has tested and received 12 college credits for Engineering courses.

At last year’s State Skills USA competition, Billy received a gold medal in Related Technical Math. This allowed him to compete nationally, where he finished ninth in the nation.

Even though he is busy as a member of the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, the Programming Club, Philosophy Club, and a member of the Leadership Team for Skills USA, Billy finds time for Community Service projects of tutoring, church camp counselor, church Youth Group Coordinator, and coach for his former middle school’s LEGO Robotics Team .

Billy plans to continue his education at Harvard, Yale, MIT, WPI or ENC; he has heard back from ENC, where he was accepted.