Work Hard. Respect All. Perry Pride.

Prospective Families

Located on the South Boston waterfront, the Perry School's instructional focus is to provide opportunities for students to explain their thinking with evidence-based oral and written responses. This focus will allow our students to develop the critical thinking skills needed for high school and college. We consistently communicate our school values of "Work Hard. Respect All. Perry Pride." every day to our students, since we truly believe that hard work and respect for all are essential for educational and life success.
Our small size allows us to develop meaningful relationships with students so that we can individualize our instructional strategies and students’ social and emotional development. All Perry K-8 School staff work collaboratively to engage our students in challenging and high interest learning tasks. We provide intervention and supports to students in math and reading through our special education teachers and intervention specialists to ensure that all students are maximizing their academic growth.

Students are positively reinforced every day with “Shark Bites,” "Shark Cents" and “Shark Shout Outs."  The Perry School holds monthly assemblies where students are recognized for academic achievement, academic improvement and positive citizenship.

The Perry School has a strong focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics).  Students are offered STEAM programs, art, physical education, and music programs every week.  Perry School students go on field trips to the Science Museum, the State House, the New England Aquarium, Boston Public Market, start-up engineering companies, Paul Revere’s House, theatrical performances, apple picking, and many other places.

The Perry School is supported by an active Parent Council and community partnerships.

Prospective Families

Boston Public Schools Showcase 2019

Please see information below from the BPS Website about the upcoming School Showcase and Perry School Preview times: BPS WebsiteBPS 2019 K-12 School Showcase:

Saturday, December 14; 9am - 1pm
Boston Latin Academy
205 Townsend Street, Dorchester, Ma 02121


2019 Perry  School Preview Times:
Perry K-8 School (K1-6, 8)
745 E Seventh St, South Boston

  • 11/20/2019, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • 12/11/2019, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • 1/15/2020, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
*If more information is needed for The Perry School Preview, please reach contact The Perry School or (617) 635-8840

Perry School Staff

Geoff Rose


Mike Macchi

Principal Fellow

Bonnie Houlihan

School Secretary/Before & After School Coordinator

Judy Nee

K1 Teacher

Catherine Flores

K2 Teacher

Viergeline Felix

First Grade Teacher

Christa Rozas

Second Grade Teacher

Caroline Kiddie

Third Grade Teacher

Kristina McGeary

Third Grade Teacher

Michelle Sirois

Fourth Grade Teacher

Caroline Thomas

Fifth Grade Teacher

Kris Graham

Paraprofessional K1

Tara Kelly

Teacher K2-Grade 2

Sharon Mulenga

Teacher Grades 2-3

Victoria Labour

Paraprofessional K2-Grade 2

Melissa Gold

Teacher Grades 3-5

Luisa Sparrow

Teacher Grades 4-5

Doreen McCarthy

Technology Teacher K-Grade 8

Michelle Woods-Johnson

STEAM Teacher K1-Grade 8

Alicia Carey

Literacy Coach K1-Grade 8

Katie Caster

Middle School Science Grade 6-8

Adam Kidd

Middle School Math Teacher Grades 6-8

Rosemary Peckham

Humanities/MS ELA Teacher Grades 6-8

Tracy Doyle

Special Education/STEAM Teacher Grade 2-8

Maria Aleman

Special Education/ESL Teacher K1-Grade 2

Kailyn Corrado

Special Education/ELA Grade 1-5

Mary Moran

Special Education/ESL Teacher Grades 4-6

Kristen Gunning

Special Education Teacher K2-Grade 5

Kelley Curley

Special Education Services Coordinator K1-Grade 8

Nicole Ferguson

ESL/STEAM Teacher K2-Grade 5

Sasha Canzater

ABA Specialist K2-5

Ellen Wyse

Physical Education Teacher K1-Grade 8

Pat Hadaya

Paraprofessional K2

Sharon Jordan

Paraprofessional Grades 2-3

Rachel Menjin

Paraprofessional K1-Grade 8

Laura Baird

Student Support - Speech K1-Grade 5

Cheryl Pedone

Occupational Therapist K1-Grade 5

Gaby Robb

Clinician K1-Grade 8

Sue Costello

Clinician K1-Grade 8

Ana Bonin

School Psychologist K1-Grade 8

Brigette Neeley-Cruz

Speech/Language K1-Grade 5

Taryn Baker

School Nurse

Carlos Fuentes


Ryan Barrett

Shark Squad K1-8

Janequa Sheppard

Lunch Monitor K-Grade 8

Stacey Menjin

Lunch Monitor K-Grade 8

School Site Council

The School Site Council (SSC) is the central decision making body of the school chaired by the Principal.  The Perry's SSC formally consists of 4 elected parents who serve one year terms, together with 2 teacher representatives who serve two year terms. All meetings are open to the public. The SSC works closely with the Friends of the Perry.  

Role of the School Site Council

The role of a School Site Council is to serve as the central governing body of the school under the shared decision-making model. Specifically, the role of the Council includes the following:

  • To review and comment on the entire school budget;
  • To develop and approve plans for increasing parent involvement in the school;
  • To approve waivers;
  • To review and approve recommendations that will have a major effect on the school community;
  • To participate in hiring through the Personnel Subcommittee 
  • To receive information about all outside programs or professionals who come into the school

Please see the Boston Public Schools School Site Council Manual for full details.

School Site Council 2019-2020

  • Deirdre Lydon, Grade 1 & Grade 3 Parent
  • Bethany Rossi, Grade 2 Parent
  • Lyndsay Picciano, K2 & Grade 2 Parent
  • Claire Quinlan, Grade 4 & Grade 5 Parent
  • Judy Nee, K1 Homeroom Teacher
  • Mary Moran, Grades 5-8 ESL/Special Education Teacher
  • Mike Macchi, Assistant Principal
  • Geoff Rose, Principal

School Site Council Meeting Dates (Tuesdays 4:45-5:45pm ET):

  • November 5, 2019
  • December 17, 2019 (Budget)
  • January 14, 2020
  • February 11, 2020
  • March 10, 2020
  • April 14, 2020
  • May 5, 2020
  • June 2020 (tbd)

Community Partners

Community Partners
In order to provide students with an exceptional curriculum and the best possible resources, the Perry has partnered with a number of reputable organizations that share its philosophy of providing opportunities for ALL students (every child, every day) to productively struggle with learning while engaging in oral and written tasks.

  • Community Music Center of Boston 
  • Massachusetts Cultural Council
  • Boston Partners in Education
  • Vertex
  • Doc Wayne
  • Minni
  • UMass-Boston
  • New England Aquarium
  • Edvestors
  • Paraclete Center (South Boston)
  • “The Ollie” South Boston Neighborhood House
  • South Boston Boys & Girls Club
  • Boston Ballet
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Building Impact
  • Hub Church
  • Laboure Center, South Boston
  • Students Learning through Urban Gardening (SLUG)
  • Boston Schools Fund

Perry School Vision

The Perry K-8 School is a community working together to prepare our students for successful futures. We develop strong relationships with families and students to provide the best education for every child, every day. Our focus is to academically and socially advance our students through innovative experiences designed to positively promote the learning of the whole child.

Instructional Focus

All Perry School students and staff work toward achieving an instructional focus that states, “we will provide opportunities for ALL students (every child, every day) to productively struggle with learning while engaging in oral and written tasks.”  We embrace what it means to have “sweaty brains” because we know that when students’ brains and thinking are challenged, true connections are made!  

We utilize our time intentionally to enhance our thematic curriculum. This includes more culturally and currently relevant texts to build an inclusive and supportive learning environment.

Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) Focus: We are continuing to focus on following Self-Awareness skills this month with our students and staff:
#1: Identify and practice strategies and techniques for supporting and managing emotions.
#2: Demonstrate awareness of self as a member of family, culture, and community.
#3: Identify who supports you.

Instructional Focus

Emphasis on "STEAM"

All grades attend science classes with a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) focus, such as general science, computers, engineering, robotics, dance, and art.  All classes have access to laptops, IPad, and projectors.  Robotics programs start in K1.  In addition, there is an after-school STEM club for Grades 6-8.

Emphasis on "STEAM"

Doc Wayne

Doc Wayne is an award-winning nonprofit reimagining therapy through the lens of sport. Using an evidence-informed curriculum, which incorporates social-emotional learning and life skills, our team supports students as they grow into resilient leaders and learners. Over time, as individuals and in teams, they learn to heal together, grow together, and win together.


RECESS - Doc Wayne makes recess fun, engaging, and accessible for all. Doc Wayne staff are present every day during first through fifth grade recess time. Our trained coaches provide students with a positive social experience by creating opportunities for success and teamwork on the playground.

CHALK TALK® - Doc Wayne's sport- based group therapy program, Chalk Talk®, aims to support students as they grow into confident and resilient individuals. About 30 students from kindergarten to 7th grade currently participate in weekly Chalk Talk® groups facilitated in the school gymnasium.

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY - Doc Wayne offers traditional individual therapy to students needing mental health support. Any students struggling with their social, emotional, or behavioral health can be referred by a family member or Perry personnel.

Music Program

The  music program (voice and instruments) is offered through the Perry School's collaboration with Community Music Center of Boston.  At the end of each semester, students participate in a musical performance for the Perry Community.
Music Program

Minni Art

Minni Art
Minni Art Partnership (Grades 1-5): As we continue to collaboratively achieve our school vision and deepen our STEAM innovative learning opportunities, we will begin piloting a new art program. The Perry School was awarded a grant by the Boston Society of Architects Foundation to help fund the Minni Art Program at the school starting in spring 2020.

Summer Reading Lists

Summer Reading Lists: We hope that all students have opportunities over each summer to continue to build their sweaty brains (and stay active and healthy while sweating!). Please see a list of many books that are available at all Boston Public Libraries (and available electronically) at the end of each school year as we approach the summer!


  • Oceanfront outdoor classroom created by the Schoolyard Initiative
  • Sports/ physical education/ gymnasium
  • Outdoor urban garden
  • Science lab
  • Playground
  • Indoor and outdoor basketball courts
  • Wellness program, physical education and health
  • Inquiry-based science curriculum
  • Music, dance, and art programming
  • Special-needs programs
  • Projectors, Chromebook carts, iPad carts, and MacBook carts to support daily lessons
  • Robotics beginning in K1
  • Daily recess (supported by Doc Wayne in Grades 1-5)
  • Literacy and mathematics support
  • Reading buddies - middle school students partner with early elementary education students for weekly reading
  • School-wide focus on STEAM: science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics

Perry Shark Scholars

Perry Shark Scholars
This spring, the Perry School, in collaboration with South Boston’s Paraclete, will be offering before-school test prep programs for students in 4th to 6th grade. The Perry is fortunate to have a community partner that wants to help students achieve success. AmeriCorps teachers will work closely with 4th graders to prepare for the MCAS exam. They will also work with 5th and 6th graders to prepare for the ISEE in the fall. The goal is for both programs to expose students to the appropriate test, give them strategies, strengthen their test-taking skills, and decrease their test anxiety. This is the first time a program like this has been offered at the Perry. A big “Thank You” to Molly Zollo, the principal at the Paraclete, Claire Quinlan, and Mr. Macchi for making this opportunity possible for the children at the Perry. Information and permission slips will be given out to students in January.

Paraclete After-School Program

Paraclete After-School Program
The Paraclete Afterschool Program is a free academic enrichment program for the students of South Boston in Grades 4-8. Paraclete aims to foster the intellectual, moral, social and creative growth of its students and nurture the full potential of their whole character. Their normal hours are 4:30-8 pm on Mon.- Thu. and 4:30-6 pm on Friday. Please reach out to the main office for more information if your child is interested.

Monthly Calendars

Monthly Calendars

Principal's Corner


May 4, 2020

Dear Perry K-8 School Community,
I hope you are doing well during these challenging times. I wanted to take this opportunity to express what an honor and a privilege it is to be the next principal of the Perry School.
The work we have done to provide equitable learning opportunities for all of our students, expand community partnerships and build a strong relationship between the school and your home will continue to be a priority moving forward. I want to thank the hiring committee, an admirable representation of the staff, families and district leadership that play an integral role in the continued success of the Perry, for their confidence in me as a school leader. Lastly, I want to recognize my mentor and current principal Geoff Rose for his commitment and dedication over the last six years transforming the Perry into the excellent learning environment that it is today.
The transition back to the Perry School in September will be more important than ever. As we continue our remote learning over the next several months, I will be virtually meeting with students, families, staff, community partners and district leadership to better understand the bright spots and the needs of our school community. I look forward to communicating the feedback and next steps that arise for the school as a result of this collaboration.
Once again, thank you. I look forward to working with you all to continue to build an equitable and inclusive learning environment for all of our students!

Michael Macchi

Mr. Geoff Rose (left) became principal at the Perry School during the 2013-14 school year, while Mr. Michael Macchi has served as assistant principal at the Perry since the 2018-19 school year and is currently a principal fellow. The pair can often be seen in schoolyard, school halls and most importantly classrooms of the Perry lending guidance and support to the students and staff. Mr. Macchi will take over as principal for the 2020-21 school year.

School Meals

School Meals

Exciting News!
My Way Cafe has officially launched at The Perry - September 23, 2019

We will be able to provide our students with fresh, nutritious and whole food options, cooked on site, for both breakfast and lunch! For more info, please visit the website:

School menus as well as nutrition information can be found online at or

*ALL students in Boston Public Schools will have the opportunity to enjoy healthy breakfast and lunch for free every day at their school.
For full information on school meals, take a look at the BPS site’s resource page here: 

Before & After School Programs

Before & After School Programs
Before School:
The Perry K-8 School has an on-site before-school program coordinated by Perry School staff. The before-school program is offered Monday-Friday from 7:30 AM - 9:15 AM for all K1-5 students. To support the success and supervision of this program, families are given a monthly choice of 2, 3, 4, or 5 days/week rates.

After School:
The Perry K-8 School has an on-site after-school program for students in grades K1-5. The program is available Monday-Friday from 4:00-5:45 PM and also has a monthly rate depending on the days/week selected by families.

Shark Squad:
The Perry K-8 School also offers "Shark Squad" a fitness program on Tuesday and Thursday mornings before school. The program is held both in the fall and spring. Parents have the option for full year participation or just one session. Tuition waivers may be available upon request.

Beyond Grade 5:
Students in grades 6-8 are invited to attend a variety of off-site programs with the South Boston Neighborhood House, South Boston Boys & Girls Club, the Curley Community Center, Tynan Community Center and the Paraclete Center.

If you would like more information about the Perry School Before & After school programs, please contact the program coordinator Bonnie Houlihan -

For additional information and application: Before & After School Program Overview & Application(19-20).pdf

Uniform Policy

Perry students are expected to wear navy blue tops and khaki/navy blue bottom.

If families wish to purchase uniforms with the Perry Sharks logos, the Perry School is happy to announce a partnership with Land's End (School Outfitters) for student uniforms as well as adult selections for staff and parents. Sign up to receive sales and discounts!

Please see the PDF document attached for instructions on how to order or shop now via this direct link:

The Oliver Perry School How To Order.pdf

Lands’ End normally has promotions ranging from 30%-50% off as well as free logos around the holidays!

If you have any additional questions or need assistance with Land's End please reach out to

Uniform Policy

Transportation Information & Forms

Ensuring that all of our students safely arrive to and home from school continues to be a shared responsibility that relies on COMMUNICATION.
Please continue to reach out with questions about bus stops, times, bus #s if needed!
For more information on the Boston Public Schools Transportation please visit

Transportation Information & Forms

Safe Walking Route

Safe Walking Route
Boston Safe Routes Walk to School Day is Wednesday, May 1. Walking helps us get physical activity, connect with the community and our safety increases with numbers!

Looking for the safest walking route to the Perry School?
Check out the Suggested Walking-Route Map, provided by the BPS Health and Wellness Department as part of the Safe Routes to School Boston program.
2019_03_29_OLIVER_HAZARD_PERRY_WalkingRouteMap (1).pdf

The map was created under the direction of the BPS Transportation Department and Toole Design, Inc., an engineering firm that has been working with BPS over the past few years to evaluate the infrastructure surrounding schools across the city.
As part of their work, they evaluated the neighborhood around the school. Not only did the engineers consider basic infrastructure such as cross walks and signals, they evaluated crash data in the area, where crossing guards may be located, and other factors such as the convenience of travel for students living in the area. This map provides estimated travel times from various locations, and includes options for mass transport, including bus routes and MBTA locations.
The purpose of the map is to help families in our school community who walk, to encourage them to walk together, and to do so safely. It may also prove useful for identifying potential locations where parents/guardians might park the car and walk a shorter distance to school.

School News & Notes

Mr. Macchi Named Perry's New Principal

Mr. Macchi Named Perry's New Principal

Mr. Michael Macchi was named the principal of the Perry K-8 School effective July 1, 2020. Mr. Macchi’s appointment is the culmination of a rigorous screening process with participation by members of the Perry community, including several staff members, parents and guardians.

May 1, 2020

Dear Perry K-8 School Community:

I am pleased to announce that I am appointing Mr. Michael Macchi as the principal of the Perry K-8 School effective July 1, 2020. Mr. Macchi’s appointment is the culmination of a rigorous screening process with participation by members of the Perry community, including several staff members, parents and guardians.

Since the summer of 2018, Mr. Macchi has held an administrative position in his role as a Principal Fellow and Assistant Principal. It is evident that the collaborative work Mr. Macchi has led and the deep relationships he has cultivated during this time will continue to have a positive impact on student learning and will serve the entire Perry community well under his leadership.

A lifelong learner, Mr. Macchi is an alumnus of the Lynch Leadership Academy, University of Massachusetts Boston and Boston University.  Prior to his arrival at the Perry School, Mr. Macchi was a third grade teacher in the Boston Public Schools from 2013-2018 at the Phineas Bates Elementary. Mr. Macchi is a talented instructional leader, who is guided by his four core values: inclusion, collaboration, communication and relationships. Over the course of the last two years, he has established strong relationships with students, families and community partners, communicated with families to design ways to expand family engagement, and collaborated with students and teachers to design rigorous, student-focused and standards-aligned learning opportunities that are inclusive of all students in the Perry School community.

Please join me in welcoming Mr. Macchi as he assumes this position of leadership at the Perry K-8 School. I also want to thank Principal Geoff Rose for his six years of unwavering dedication to the Perry community, and his commitment to ensuring a smooth and successful leadership transition. With the full support of all of us at the Boston Public Schools, I am confident he will continue to advance the great work of the Perry School on behalf of our students.


Dr. Brenda Cassellius

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Perry Updated to a Tier 1 School!

Perry Updated to a Tier 1 School!

Please see information sent from Interim Superintendent Laura Perille about Boston Public Schools' School Quality Frameworks (SQF):

  • Boston Public Schools will continue to use the School Quality Framework (SQF) for the purposes of school choice and student assignment for the upcoming school choice season. Data from 2016-17 and 2017-18 were used to calculate metrics and new tiers.
  • Most schools received a school quality tier under the new framework. However, there are some schools—such as early education centers as well as special education and alternative schools—that are not given a score because they do not have students who take standardized tests or they are specialized schools.
  • Updated SQF tiers and Quality Scores will be available to families on Discover BPS and in Welcome Centers beginning on November 17, 2018.
  • For more information on the School Quality Framework please visit:
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Perry Restructuring Its Grades to K-6

As we continue to work hard to educate all of our students, we are also planning for the 2020-21 school year.

  • Perry School Structure Update: As we continue to work hard to educate all of our students, we are also planning for the 2020-21 school year.  Here are some updates:
    • Next school year, we will begin the transition to our K-6 school structure so we will not have a 7th grade Homeroom.  As a result, all of our Grade 6 families will be participating in the School Choice Process beginning this week.
    • Our current 7th grade students will remain at the Perry for 2020-21 and will be the final cohort of students to “move on” to high school.
    • For the 2020-21 school year, we will also be starting a new K0/K1 early childhood special education homeroom.  This homeroom will have up to 9 students with disabilities (3 and 4 year olds) and will have one teacher and one paraprofessional
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Parent Climate Surveys

Parent Climate Surveys - Through June 14th: We know there continues to be various surveys we are asking families to complete. This info helps inform our next steps so please complete and help us to achieve our goal of having over 75% families complete this survey! The survey should take between 10-15 minutes

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Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) Focus

Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) Focus: Gratitude & Appreciation: Over the next three weeks, we will continue to integrate Boston Public Schools’ SEL (Social-emotional learning) standards into our lessons and tasks! 
o    Social Relations (SR 2.1): Demonstrate an understanding of the thoughts, feelings, behavior and perspectives of oneself and others.
o    Expectation #1: We use respectful words and actions.

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Perry School Awarded Two Prestigious Grants!

Perry School Awarded Two Prestigious Grants!

November 1, 2018

The Perry School was awarded the "Good to Great" grant by the Boston Schools Fund Board which will provide our school community with up to $250,000 over the next few years!

The Perry received a $20,000 award for being a finalist for the Edvestors School on the Move prize!

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The Perry K-8 School is one of only 23 Boston Public Schools to meet or exceed our school’s targets!

We will continue to work hard to ensure that we achieve our school vision which states:
“The Perry K-8 School is a community working together to prepare our students for successful futures. We develop strong relationships with families and students to provide the best education for every child, every day. Our focus is to academically and socially advance our students through innovative experiences designed to positively promote the learning of the whole child.”

The new system has four categories for ranking schools and districts, which are:
- Meeting Targets. This is the designation for 23 BPS schools.
- Partially Meeting Targets. This is the designation for 29 BPS schools.
- Needing Focused/Targeted Support (requiring intervention.) This is the designation for 41 BPS schools.
- Requiring Broad/Comprehensive Support (requiring intervention). This is the designation for nine BPS schools.

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Upcoming Events

  • $50.00
  • 05/09/2020 07:00 PM
  • Aloft hotel 02127

POSTPONED UNTIL IT IS SAFE TO GATHER! Come dance, sing, laugh & drink with friends at the 5th Annual Perry School Rocks Fundraiser at the W XYZ Bar at the Aloft Boston Seaport District Hotel!! Paul and Angela Eastman will be given the Great Perry Shark Award in recognition for all that they do for Perry. Without their continued effort and partnership, the Friends of the Perry would not be the thriving organization that it is! We are so fortunate to have them in the Perry community and can not wait to honor them at the Perry Rocks Fundraiser! OPEN BEER AND WINE BAR 7-9pm, light Hors d’oeuvres, raffles, silent auction and a DJ until 11pm - all for $50!

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  • $5.00
  • 01/25/2020 01:00 PM - 01/25/2020 03:00 PM
  • 1880 William J Day Blvd, Boston, MA 02127, USA

Enjoy skating as well as complimentary pizza, drinks and desserts at this two-hour event at Murphy Rink. Free skate rentals will be available on a first come-first serve basis courtesy of Teddy Cunniff. The event is sponsored by: Boston Freight Terminals, Dunkin' Donuts, Teddy Cunniff, Land of Pizza, and the Friends of the Perry All skaters are encouraged to wear helmets. For new skaters, crates will be available on a first come-first serve basis. Each child must have a responsible adult in the rink, but the adult is not required to skate. A waiver must be signed for every skater.

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  • 12/03/2019 12:01 AM - 12/03/2019 11:59 PM

On Dec. 3, give to the Friends of the Perry School and have your gift tripled. If you give $50 to the Friends of the Perry on Giving Tuesday, a matching donor will give $50 and Facebook will give $50. This once-a-year opportunity shouldn't be missed if you plan to give a tax-deductible gift to the Friends of the Perry School this year.

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Past Events

Perry Annual Schoolyard Cleanup

Perry Annual Schoolyard Cleanup

Dozens of students and family members braved the November cold on Veterans Day for the 2019 Perry Schoolyard Annual Cleanup. The work was made possible through a grant from Dedham Savings Bank.

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Sharks in the Media

Boston Globe article by Perry School Principal Geoff Rose - Oct. 2018

Boston Globe article by Perry School Principal Geoff Rose - Oct. 2018

One of the prevalent arguments for increasing STEM learning in Massachusetts schools is to ensure that we have the educated workforce needed to compete in an increasingly high-tech 21st-century economy.

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Perry School on WCVB-TV - May 2019

An Army veteran decided to repay a preschool class for its kindness earlier this week after a war memorial on Castle Island was vandalized. Preschool teacher Judy Nee led her class to the defaced World War II memorial Tuesday, while a team of cleaners was trying to scrub an oily stain off the stone.

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Perry School in The Boston Globe - Oct. 2016

Perry School in The Boston Globe - Oct. 2016

Boston Middle Schools Spending Week Focusing on STEM Topics

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Perry School featured by the McGovern Institute

Perry School featured by the McGovern Institute

“There’s a slogan in education,” says McGovern Investigator John Gabrieli. “The first three years are learning to read, and after that you read to learn.”

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Perry School in The Boston Globe - April 2016

Perry School in The Boston Globe - April 2016

About 230 students (kindergarten through 8th grade) at the Oliver Hazard Perry School in South Boston spelled out One Boston in human form.

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Support the Perry School

Giving Events

Social events are held throughout the course of the school year.

Ongoing Fundraising

From Amazon and Stop & Shop to gift cards and box tops, there are many chances to turn your everyday purchases into a little extra money for the Perry School.

Matching Gifts

This is an “easy” way to increase our fundraising efforts through your workplace.

Sponsor the Perry School Rocks Fundraiser

The fifth annual Perry School Rocks fundraiser has been rescheduled from March because of the COVID-19 risk and will now be held May 9, 2020 from 7-11pm at the ALOFT Hotel on D Street in Boston. Sponsors will receive tickets to the event, and have the option to be recognized on the Facebook event page, Perry School website, and during the award presentation at the event.

About the Friends of the Perry School

The Friends of the Perry School is a BPS approved 501(c)(3) charitable organization created to raise funds to financially support the Perry School. We aim to keep our fundraisers focused on our mission, which is to provide the best education for every child, every day, and to academically and socially advance our students through innovative experiences designed to positively promote the learning of the whole child.

• Funds for teachers to purchase much needed materials and supplies for their classrooms; materials that aren’t covered under the Boston Public Schools existing budget
• School-wide music program
• Enriching field trips for our students
• Literacy support
• Technology in the classroom
• Annual Field Day

The Friends of the Perry School meet once a month from 4:30-5:30.  Everyone is welcome to join the Friends of the Perry School.  If you wish to learn more about the Friends of the Perry and/or are interested in helping in our fundraising efforts, please contact the Friends of the Perry at

Please see the below dates/times for our Friends of the Perry meetings: 

  • October 28, 2019
  • November 18, 2019
  • January 27, 2020
  • February 24, 2020
  • March 30, 2020
  • April 27, 2020
  • May 18, 2020
  • June 2020 (tbd)

**The Perry School After school program is available during the Friends of Perry Meeting, for Perry students only, on a complimentary basis. To reserve space(s) for your children, please contact the program by 5pm on the Thursday before the meeting, at

***Younger siblings may attend the babysitting set up in the gym.   We ask that you bring $5 cash, per child, and give it to Julia Hebert at the meeting.  Babysitters will be very capable middle school student(s) who are well known to Friends of the Perry.  If you are interested in sending your child, please email Julia at by 5pm on the Thursday before the meeting, to reserve your space.


  • 745 E. Seventh St., South Boston, MA 02127 United States
  • Principal: Geoffrey Rose
  • (617) 635-8840
  • 2019-20 School Year Hours 9:30 a.m. - 4:10 p.m. Early Dismissal, the day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 2:10 p.m.