Samuel Adams Elementary School

The Samuel Adams Elementary 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 Academic Nights, parent workshops, and family potluck suppers
  • Physical education, computer, science, and theater 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 K1-5
  • Highly specialized autism strand in Grades K0-5

Our partners:

  • Boston Community Music Center, VSA of Massachusetts, Everybody Wins Program /Power Lunch, YMCA of East Boston, New England Aquarium, Scholastic, Inc, 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: Theatre Club, and Typing Club which each meets after school once per week.

Contact Samuel Adams Elementary School


Hannah Irvin

165 Webster Street
East Boston, MA 02128

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