Our School

Four Squantum students pose with water bottles in a hallway.Welcome to Squantum!

Squantum Elementary School is a warm and inviting school community that has been serving the Squantum neighborhood since 1919. We are committed to providing our K-5 students with a rigorous academic program that prepares them for success beyond elementary school. We also believe in creating a positive and supportive culture where all students feel safe and respected.

Our History:
The Squantum settlers tried to separate from Dorchester several times and in 1792, the area was divided—half of the settlement remaining with Dorchester and half with the new town of Quincy. In 1855, all of Squantum became part of Quincy. The beauty of Squantum attracted many people from outside of Quincy, and the area became a summer resort with many inns. It was during the twentieth century when Squantum changed from vacation spot to a residential area. In 1919, the Squantum School opened with four rooms grades one through eight.

Message from the Principal of Squantum:

Mr. Stephen Sylvia

The motto of the Squantum School is "A Great Place to Start." I believe that our school is the ideal place for a child to begin his educational journey. The teachers are dedicated to their profession and provide a warm, nurturing environment where each student can reach his maximum social, emotional, physical, and academic development.

Our goals are to recognize and enhance a positive attitude toward learning by nurturing each student's interests and talents. Each child will learn that he is responsible for his actions and that he is part of a community of learners. Begin your child's educational journey at the Squantum School. It's "A Great Place to Start."

Principal: Stephen Sylvia, 617-984-8706

Assistant Principal: Meghan Healy, 617-984-8706

At Squantum Elementary School, we recognize that great learning can take place outside the classroom. Reading can be the portal for a fun exploration of space. Science can be found in growing flowers. We host a number of academic, remedial, and enrichment programs for our students. Quincy Public Schools also has a comprehensive list of programs available for all elementary students.

Current and/or recent extended day offerings at Squantum include: Kickball Club, Sports Club, Board Games Club, Squantum Student Council, Squantum Community Club, BOKS, and targeted academic support programs.