Adams Elementary School

The Adams School is a small learning community in East Boston overlooking Piers Park and the Boston Harbor.  We have a deeply caring, committed staff who work hard to ensure that all students are on a path to being college and career ready.

What makes our school special:
  • A historic school overlooking Piers Park.  We have the best view in Boston!
  • Early adopters of the Core Aligned Literacy Modules in grades 3-5 and the Focus on First grade 1 curriculum
  • Oral language development support in K1 and K2
  • Enrichment programs in music and art
  • A Parent Council with elected officers, parent representatives on School Site Council, and two teachers who serve as the school’s Family and Student Engagement coordinators.
  • Many activities for parents including Kindergarten Orientation, Open House, Family Math Night, parent workshops, and family potluck suppers
  • Physical education, computer, science, and theatre as special programs for students
  • After school programs to support students
  • A full time ESL teacher to provide additional support for our English Language Learner
K-8 Pathway: Guaranteed assignment to grade 6 at the Edwards Middle School or Umana Academy.   
Special academic programs:
  • K1-2 SEI (Sheltered English Instruction) program and a hybrid (general education and SEI) strand in grades K1-4
  • Highly specialized autism strand in grades K0-5
Our partners:
  • Boston Community Music Center, VSA of Massachusetts, Everybody Wins Program /Power Lunch, Allston Brighton Mental Health Association, YMCA of East Boston, New England Aquarium, Scholastic, Inc, Playworks, Museum of Fine Arts
After school programs in our building:
  • After school program until 6:00 PM operated by YMCA (fee) for students ages 5 and older.
  • For 4th and 5th graders: Playworks Junior Coaches, Theatre Club, and Typing Club which each meet after school once per week.

Contact the Adams

Principal: Hannah Irvin

165 Webster Street
East Boston, MA 02128
Phone: 617-635-8383
Fax: 617-635-7822

School Hours::
7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Early Dismissal, day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 11:30 a.m.

Grades: K1-5
School Type: Traditional