Feb 222013

Quincy Public Schools’ Kindergarten Registration for the 2018–2019 school year is now open.  Children who will be 5 years of age on or before August 31, 2018 are eligible to attend Kindergarten in 2018-2019 and should be registered at their home school.   Children do not need to attend Registration; a screening appointment will be scheduled for your student in May.

If you are not sure which school is your home school, click here for the street directory  Please note that parents of students seeking open enrollment must register the student at their home school.    

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

The following documents must be produced in order for a student to be registered:

a.    Child’s birth certificate (with a raised seal)

b.   Proof that the child resides in the home school district  (any two: tax bill, utility bill, mortgage statement, 1099 or w-4 form)

c.   Photo I.D.  of the adult seeking to enroll the student

d.    Copy of a recent (within one year) physical examination by a physician

e.     Written records of immunizations

Click here to download the Kindergarten Registration Packet.  (Please print on one side only.)

Questions regarding the kindergarten program may be directed to your home school principal.  If you do not feel comfortable filling out the necessary forms, please feel free to bring someone that could assist you.

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.