Chittick Elementary School

  • The Chittick School is a small school that provides a safe, nurturing, academically challenging environment. We empower all of our children to believe and achieve. We offer physical education, music instruction, technology and visual arts to all of our children.Our school has a Highly Specialized Autistic Strand for students on the autism spectrum. We have a 2-hour literacy block and a 90-minute math block. We have a bookstore every Thursday morning for our students to buy books and we offer workshops for helping parents with reading at home.

    Special Features

    • Small school with a warm, nurturing atmosphere that provides an academically challenging environment, empowering all children to believe, achieve and succeed.
    • Bookstore every Thursday for our students to purchase books for home reading.
    • Second Step, a program that helps students develop strategies for conflict resolution
    • After school enrichment programs and tutoring in math and reading
    • Strong Parent Council
    • Monthly newsletters and student planners to help keep parents informed about classroom and schoolwide activities
    • New computer lab, music specialist, physical education specialist, and visual arts program
    • Playworks program to encourage safe, healthy play time
    • Tech Goes Home program

    K-8 Pathway

    • Guaranteed assignment to grade 6 at the Irving Middle School.

    Special academic programs

    • Specialized program for autistic students

    Our partners

    • BOKS Building Our Kids’ Success, Celebrity Series of Boston - Arts for All!, Boston Nature Center, MusiConnects, City Missions, Read Boston- Read to Achieve Program, The Home for Little Wanderers, Tufts University, Boston University, Bird Street Community Center

    After school programs in our building

    • Bird Street after-school program, 2:30-6:00 pm; homework help, literacy, math, health, science, dance, arts, music, fitness and recreation.

School Data


  • Principal
    Michelle Burnett

    154 Ruskindale Road
    Hyde Park, MA 02136

    Phone: 617-635-8652
    Fax: 617-635-6925

    School Hours
    8:30 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

    Early Dismissal, the day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 12:40 p.m.

    Grades: K1-5
    Level: Elementary
    School Type: Regular