May 192016

At last night’s School Committee meeting, Director of Elementary Curriculum & Programs Erin Perkins was unanimously appointed as the new Director of Special Education for Quincy Public Schools.  Erin’s appointment is effective July 1, and the appointment timing will allow for  transition planning with Director Judy Todd prior to her retirement at the end of June.

Erin graduated from Quincy High School before attending Eastern Nazarene College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Special Education.  Erin was a Special Education Teacher, Special Education Team Administrator, and Coordinator of Pre-Kindergarten, Literacy, Title I, and Gifted Programs prior to becoming Director of Elementary Curriculum & Programs in 2015.

Please join me in congratulating Erin on her new position.  

Richard DeCristofaro, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Youth Employment Permits

 Posted by on May 17, 2016
May 172016

Employment permits (“working papers”) for 14-to-17 year-old students are issued through the North Quincy and Quincy High School main offices for both Quincy Public Schools students and Quincy residents who attend private schools.   High School Principals Shaw and Taglieri have been designated by Superintendent DeCristofaro to issue these permits.

To begin the application process, click here to download the form.   Bring the completed form and a student id, recent report card, or birth certificate to either high school main office between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:00 pm for review and processing.   The high school offices are open Monday through Friday during July and August, with the exception of Monday, July 4.

Employment permits will be issued within 48 hours of receipt of completed form and required documentation.

Open Enrollment Advisory ~ May 16, 2016

 Posted by on May 16, 2016
May 162016

Quincy Public Schools is tracking enrollment projections, class sizes, and building capacities for the 2016-2017 school year.  QPS will issue periodic updates using a color code to indicate each school’s Open Enrollment status.

Red = Open Enrollment will be limited to siblings of students already enrolled for 2016-2017 in all grades

Yellow = Open Enrollment will be limited to siblings of students already enrolled for 2016-2017  in certain grades

Green =  Open Enrollment will not be limited to siblings

For elementary schools, Beechwood Knoll, Bernazzani, Lincoln Hancock, Clifford Marshall, Merrymount, Montclair, and Squantum Elementary Schools will be limited to accepting sibling Open Enrollment requests at most grades.   Parents who have requested non-sibling Open Enrollment to one of these schools should plan on having their students attend their home school.  Parents will be notified of Open Enrollment decisions by the end of June.

Current Open Enrollment status for all elementary schools is below:

Atherton Hough

Beechwood Knoll 


Lincoln Hancock

Clifford Marshall 




Snug Harbor




At the middle school level, Open Enrollment at Central Middle School will be limited to siblings only in all grades.   Parents will be notified of Open Enrollment decisions by the end of June.


Broad Meadows


Point Webster



For both North Quincy High School and Quincy High School, all Open Enrollment requests are being reviewed and all requests submitted to date have been accepted.

North Quincy High School

Quincy High School


If you have questions about the Open Enrollment process or specific schools, please contact:  Maura Papile (617.984.8898), Rita Ranalli (617.984.8891), or Laura Owens (617.984.8702) or by email at

The Quincy School Committee has a policy of granting Open Enrollment on a space-available basis.  When making the decision to admit open enrollment students, the Superintendent must consider the capacity of the school building to accommodate Open Enrollment students both for the present school year and future years.   Click here to access the Open Enrollment link on the QPS website.