The F. W. Parker Elementary School, built in 1916
and renovated in 1995, was named for the first Superintendent of Schools in Quincy, Col. Francis W. Parker. A neighborhood school in the heart of North Quincy, Parker has 326 students in grades Kindergarten through Grade 5. The professional staff of 16 full-time classroom teachers, and 6 interventionists is highly educated, and continues to take advantage of professional development opportunities. The faculty and staff are supplemented by additional part-time individuals in order to provide various support services.
The core curriculum includes up-to-date resource materials. Beyond the core academic areas, our students participate in physical education, music, art, and media classes. All third graders learn to read music through playing the recorder. All fourth and fifth graders are invited to learn to play an instrument, and to join the school band, as well as the city-wide band. All fifth graders participate in chorus, and are a part of our Peer Leader program, which offers monthly leadership opportunities on a rotating basis, emphasizing social responsibility. Our school community participates in Project Wisdom, a character development program that teaches responsible behavior and good citizenship.
We have a strong School Council, and a knowledgeable Assessment Team, who lead the staff in annual goal-setting for continual school improvement, as we strive to the meet the diverse needs of our students. In addition, our PTO raises funds to provide resources for enrichment and other projects.
Message from the Principal of Parker School:
Recognizing that each child comes to school with unique talents and gifts, we carefully and consciously create opportunities for each of them to un-wrap those gifts in individualized ways, enabling them to access our comprehensive curriculum, based on the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.
As a community, we believe that elementary education is about nurturing a love of learning, while providing a framework of comprehensive skills that enable each learner to know how to learn. At Parker School, children and adults work together, in a collaborative way, toward common goals. We provide opportunities for our students to learn the expectations of community, government, and society. Perhaps most importantly, our work at Parker School provides children with opportunities to learn about themselves.
Our learning environment is organized as a collaborative learning community: where children are valued and nurtured, parents are welcomed and respected, professionals are empowered and encouraged, and a connection to the wider community allows students to see their place in the world around them. We invite you to become a part of this thriving learning community, and welcome the contribution you will bring.
Principal: Maryanne Palmer, 617-984-8710
Assistant Principal: Scott Perfetuo, 617-984-8710
Elementary School is an important first step in your child’s education. Quincy Public Schools are there from the first time your kindergartener 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. Want to know more? Click on Academics on our menu.
At Parker Elementary, we know that learning can take place while students are having fun. That’s what after school programs are all about. Some students will brush up on basic skills while other students explore new interests. Programs vary throughout the year, depending on specific student needs and funding.
Academic and Remedial:
- MCAS Tutoring
- Summer School
- Check with the office for a complete list of our current offerings