Open Enrollment Advisory ~ May 2019

 Posted by on May 1, 2019
May 012019

Quincy Public Schools is tracking enrollment projections, class sizes, and building capacities for the 2019-2020 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 in all grades.  Older siblings must be scheduled to attend the school for the 2019-2020 school year.  For example, a student currently in Grade 5 cannot be considered a sibling to an incoming Kindergarten student as they would not attend the school concurrently.

Yellow = Open Enrollment will be limited to siblings of students already enrolled in certain grades.  For example, a school may have seats available in Kindergarten, but not in another grade.

Green =  Open Enrollment is available at all grade levels.

For elementary schools, Beechwood Knoll, Bernazzani, Lincoln Hancock, Merrymount, and Montclair Elementary Schools will be limited to accepting sibling Open Enrollment requests at all 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 May.


Broad Meadows


Point Webster



For both North Quincy High School and Quincy High School, all Open Enrollment requests received to date have been granted and families have been notified via e-mail.

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 openenrollment@quincypublicschools.com.

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.

Youth Employment Permits

 Posted by on April 19, 2019
Apr 192019

Employment permits (“working papers”) for students under age 18 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.

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

Apr 172019

School Committee is proposing to amend Policy 9.11.6 Graduation Exercises to add the following language: Students participating in a graduation ceremony will be permitted to decorate their graduation caps.  Students who choose to decorate their graduation caps must adhere to the rules stipulated below; failure to follow these rules will result in the removal of [Read More...]

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QPS All-Star Winter Athletes

 Posted by on April 15, 2019
Apr 152019

Congratulations to the following  NQHS & QHS students named as Boston Globe and Patriot League All-Stars for Winter Athletics:

Basketball:  Jomone Bing (NQHS), Nick Cedrone (QHS), Brendan Keaveny (QHS), Mary Kate McAleavy (NQHS), Allison McMorrow (QHS), Jillian O’Toole (QHS), Julianna Tracy (QHS), Will Zarges (QHS)

Hockey:  Cassandra Davis (QHS), Cormac Flaherty (NQHS), Griffin Lynch (QHS, Patriot League MVP), Dan Murphy (QHS), Daniel O’Leary (QHS), Asher Wines (NQHS), Noah Wines (NQHS)

Indoor Track:  Abby Murphy (QHS), Sarah Pillone (NQHS)

Swimming:  Kar Yeung Ng (NQHS)