Guild Elementary School

  • The Curtis Guild School embraces a spirit of diversity, collaboration, and hard work. We are committed to our students’ personal and academic achievement.

    Our staff is caring and committed to the success of every student and embodies a spirit of community and teamwork. Guild students are happy and thoughtful students who are engaged in our rigorous curriculum. Teachers are supportive, hardworking, and knowledgeable. 

     Special Features

    • A school that celebrates diversity, holds high expectations and embraces the belief that all students can achieve academic success
    • Expeditionary Learning and Reading Street curriculum, TERC Investigation math, science, social studies, art, music, theater, and physical education.
    • 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)
    • Strong parental engagement, including monthly “Coffee Hours” with principal and teachers, Math Night, and International Night
    • On-site counseling for students

    Special academic programs

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

    Before and after school programs in our building

    • Before School 7:00am-8:30am and After School 3:10pm-6:30pm Monday - Friday 
    • School Vacation Weeks and Summer 7:30am-6pm
    • Vouchers and Private Pay Accepted (Sliding Scale Fee for Eligible Families)
    • Contact us:
    • Program Administrator: Sophia Bishop-Rice (857) 246-2984


  • Principal
    Karen L. McCarthy

    195 Leyden Street
    East Boston, MA 02128

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

    School Hours
    8:30 am - 3:10 pm

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

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