Eliot K-8 Innovation School 

Situated in Boston’s historic North End, the Eliot K-8 Innovation School serves nearly 500 students across the city’s neighborhoods.  Classified in 2012 as an Innovation School, the Eliot is a unique learning environment where educators, administrators, families and the community collaborate to create a culture of high achievement.  At the Eliot, diversity is embraced and celebrated, while each individual is nurtured and encouraged to maximize his or her potential.

Our mission is to provide a well-rounded education that helps every student not only achieve academic excellence, but build character, self-confidence, leadership and solid values, becoming positive contributors to their communities.
• Only K-8 Innovation School in Boston
• Partnerships with organizations throughout the North End and the city of Boston
• Extended learning time allowing for additional enrichment and personalized instruction
• A Massachusetts Commendation School, 2010, 2011, 2012 
• Located in a neighborhood rich in history and culture
• Consistently among the highest MCAS scores in Math and ELA in Boston
• Caring, committed and collaborative faculty, students, families and community
• Daily enrichment for all students including weekly theater, art, Italian language, physical education, robotics, and more!
• City Connects on-site guidance counselor
• Member of the Boston Urban Debate League
• Facilities: playground, athletic field, science and computer labs, cafeteria

Special academic programs:

• Advanced classes for eligible students in grades 4-8
• Inclusion model for speech and language program
• Italian language program

Our partners:

• Artists for Humanity; CASIT Italian Language Program; Nazarro Community Center; New England Aquarium; The North Bennet Street School; North End Music and Performing Arts Center; North End/Waterfront Community Health Center; Suffolk University; Lynch Leadership Academy; Achievement Network

Before and after school programs in our building:

• Before school: Lower School opens at 8:00 and Upper School opens at 8:05 am for breakfast and community gathering
• After school: Champions after school program, 3:30-6:00 pm (fee; scholarships available); tutoring for ISEE (exam school entrance test); debate, theater. Please call the school for more information.

Traci Walker Griffith

16 Charter Street
Boston, MA 02113
United States

Phone: 617-635-8545
Fax: 617-635-8550


School Hours:
Lower School: 8:15am - 3:15pm
Upper School: 8:20am - 3:20pm

Early Dismissal, day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 1:00pm

Grades: K1-8
Level: K-8
School Type: Innovation School