Edison K-8 School

  • The Thomas Edison K-8 School serves children in K1 through grade 8 in an environment that is nurturing and safe. Edison students learn to read, write, compute and think through a high expectations curriculum that includes academic and arts education.

    All students receive weekly instruction in music, theater and fine arts, with opportunities to learn an instrument, sing in a chorus, or act in a play. The core values of Respect, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, Righteousness and Rigor are taught and celebrated throughout the school and the school year. We are dedicated to health and wellness and have beautiful facilities for recreation, exercise, and contemplation on our school grounds and within walking distance in the neighborhood.

    The school is located in a quiet suburban neighborhood with proximity to parks, athletic fields, and environmental science sites. We are able to take advantage of the many resources of the Allston-Brighton community.

    Special Features:

    • Arts-focused curriculum
    • Before and after school programs for all grades
    • Instrumental music, chorus, theater, dance, and art
    • Basketball, track, volleyball, and soccer
    • Exit portfolio requirement for grade 8
    • New science labs
    • All students receive 20 minutes recess per day
    • Auditorium, gym, full-service cafeteria, playground
    • Emphasis on inclusion practices for students with disabilities
    • Blended learning technology model

    K-8 Pathway:

    • Guaranteed assignment for students from the Baldwin ELPA and Winship.

    Special academic programs

    • Advanced Work Class for eligible students in grades 4-
    • Emphasis on inclusion practices for students with disabilities
    • Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) in all grades for students from 65 countries, speaking over 20 languages

    Our partners

    • Harvard University, PlayBall, Boston College, Berklee College of Music, Wheelock College, City Connects, College Success Academy/ Steppingstone Foundation, Jackson Mann Community Center, New England SCORES

    Before and after school programs in our building:

    • Before school: On site, run by Jackson/Mann Community Center for students in K1-grade
    • After school: Jackson/Mann Community Center, College Success Academy, America SCORES Boston soccer and writing, rowing sports; Strong Women Strong Girls, Science Club, Debate Mate, Playworks Junior Coach program

Contact the Edison

  • Principal

    Samantha Varano

    Assistant Principal

    Kimberley Williams 

    60 Glenmont Road
    Brighton, MA 02135
    United States



    2017-2018 School Hours
    8:30 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

    Early Dismissal, the day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 1:10 p.m.

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