Guild Elementary School 

Our school embraces a spirit of diversity, collaboration, and hard work. We are committed to our students’ personal and academic achievement. 

The Guild has a caring staff, committed to transforming the daily educational experiences for all students so that they develop their curiosity and talents, excel academically, and leave our school with a strong foundation to achieve their goals and dreams.  
Guild students are happy and thoughtful students, who are engaged in a rigorous curriculum. Teachers are supportive, hardworking, and knowledgeable. 
Families and teachers are critical partners to ensure the educational success of all students. Together we embody a spirit of community and teamwork. We support families through before and after school programs and have a full-time Family Community Outreach Coordinator to engage families and the community.
• Our guiding principles: We celebrate diversity, hold high expectations, and support every child to achieve academic success
• Strong program in literacy, math, social studies, and science.  
• Physical education and the arts (music/theater, visual arts) for all students
• Collaborative teachers who work in teams to plan lessons, analyze student learning data, and target instruction to each student’s needs
• Excellent instruction for English language learners taught by exemplary teachers
• Strong parental involvement supported by a full-time, bilingual Family Community Outreach Coordinator
• After school program from 2:30- 6:00 pm in partnership with the East Boston YMCA
• Recipient of the Arts Expansion Grant from EdVestors
• An award-winning staff, including Educator of the Year (2008); Milken National Teacher Award (2006); Teacher of the Year in Bilingual Education, and Nationally Board Certified Teacher (2009)
• On-site counseling for students
• Tech Goes Home Program; computer classes for families with the opportunity to buy a refurbished computer at very low cost
* K-8 Pathways: Guaranteed assignment to the Edwards Middle School or Umana Academy.

Special academic programs:

• Excellent instruction for English language learners taught by highly qualified teachers, including a Spanish Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) Program in grades K1-5 and a Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE) Program in grades 4 and 5
• Specialized strand for students with disabilities

Our partners:

• East Boston Collaborative, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, East Boston YMCA, Read Boston, The Achievement Network, New England Aquarium, Harvard University, Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Farm School, Community Music Center of Boston, Eliot School of Fine Arts, and Playworks

Before and after school programs in our building:

• Before school, from 7:10 am: Guild Gators for students in K-grade 5 with homework help and movement/physical education
• After school, 2:30-6:00 pm: In partnership with the East Boston YMCA; tutoring and enrichment opportunities

Karen L. McCarthy

195 Leyden Street
East Boston, MA 02128
United States

Phone: 617-635-8523
Fax: 617-635-8526

School Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.
Early Dismissal, day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 1:10 p.m.

Grades: K2-5
Level: Elementary
School Type: Traditional