• Curley K-8 School

    Our collective school focus is on building a culture of caring. We have three common expectations that all staff and students learn about and live by: We Care about Ourselves, We Care About Each Other, We Care About Our School. We strive to achieve a school culture that promotes inclusivity for all students. We create a learning community that fosters access to rigorous academics for our diverse learners, including multilingual language learners and students with disabilities.

    Special Features

    • Co-Taught, Full Inclusion classroom
    • Unified Champions
    • Curley Buddies (Older students mentoring younger students)
    • Dance, theater arts, visual arts, music
    • Basketball, volleyball, tennis, and baseball teams
    • Two gymnasiums, one cafeteria, and one auditorium
    • Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
    • Full before and after school programming across K-8

    K-8 Pathway

    • Guaranteed assignment for students from the Curley Lower School

    Special academic programs

    • Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE), grades 3-5
    • Social and Academic Remediation (SAR), grades 2-8
    • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), grades K0-8
    • WIN (What I Need) Blocks, grades 3-8
    • Specialty Elective Choices, grades 6-8

    Before and after school programs in our building

    • Before school, the program begins at 7 a.m.-8:15 am for students in grades K1-8. Fees are on a sliding scale.
    • After school: full-service program serving students in grades K1-8, 3:00-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. We provide academic support through homework help and one-on-one tutoring, and numerous enrichment activities. Fees are on a sliding scale.



  • Principal
    Katherine Grassa

    Leadership Team
    Tracey Williams (K-2)
    David Diaz (3-5)
    Adrian Ward-Jackson (6-8)

    40 Pershing Road (K0-1)
    493 Centre St. (2-8)
    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    Phone: 617-635-8239
    Fax: 617-635-8244

    School Hours
    8:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Early Dismissal, the day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 12:30 p.m.

    Grades: K0-8