About Our School

The Wollaston School is a neighborhood elementary school for students from kindergarten to fifth grade. Despite being closed from 1982 to 1987, the Wollaston School has a long tradition of academic excellence that dates back to the early 1870's. The original Wollaston School stood diagonally across the street at what is now Safford Park. The present Wollaston School was built in 1913. The school and the surrounding area is named after Captain Richard Wollaston who established an early settlement in this area in 1624. We take great pride in both preserving our strong tradition and preparing our students to become self-fulfilling individuals, good citizens, and competent workers in the 21st century.

Message from the Principal of Wollaston School:

James HennessyWelcome to our community of learners at the Wollaston School! Our community of learners, comprised of adults and children alike, is bonded by shared values and beliefs regarding learning. We utilize a problem solving, hands-on approach to learning that is both challenging and fun! We believe that every child deserves an enriched learning program. At Wollaston we strive to provide positive learning experiences which will contribute to everyone's growth as individuals, citizens, and workers in a caring, collegial environment. Since we believe that everyone has a unique contribution to make, we encourage your participation in the learning process. You will have many, varied opportunities to become involved with our community of learners. We hope you will be able to take advantage of some of these opportunities.

The staff and I look forward to working cooperatively with you to enrich your children's learning experience within our school and enlist your help in extending these experiences to your home and the wider community as well. It is a great challenge to provide conditions which encourage sustained, lifelong, cooperative learning. We appreciate and depend upon your positive response to this challenge!

Principal: James Hennessy, 617-984-8791

Assistant Principal: Deirdre Murphy, 617-984-8791


Elementary SchoolElementary School is an important first step in your child's education. Quincy Public Schools are there from the first time your Kindergartner 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.

Houghton Mifflin Go Math and Journeys is the math and reading series used in grades K-5. Houghton Mifflin has a wonderful web site that is filled with support for both parents and students. Parents' Place is filled with great activities that you and your child can engage in to support the lessons that are happening at school. Kids' Place is filled with test-taking tips, extra help, brain teasers, and much more! Check out Houghton Mifflin Math to help support your child!


At Wollaston Elementary School, we recognize that great learning can take place outside the classroom. Reading can be the portal for an adventure through time. Math can be the magic of building and creating.

Wollaston Elementary School is proud to host a number of academic, remedial, and enrichment programs for our students. Programs vary, depending on students needs and interest, grants received, and facility availability.