Michael E. Capuano Early Childhood Center
617-625-6600 ext. 3600
Opened in 2003, this pre-K and kindergarten school is not only a state-of-the-art facility, its cheery, environmentally sustainable design has garnered national recognition. Their teaching emphasizes building intellectual curiosity and strong readers. With the help of the nonprofit Raising a Reader program, each week the school sends books home with students so they can develop the habit of reading with their families.
An active PTA and several community organizations support a number of after-school programs. The school's outside areas offer plenty of room for exercise on the well-equipped playground, new sports fields and blacktop area. Free breakfast is available for all students.
The school's stated philosophy is "to provide students with extensive, varied and developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that will help them grow intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally."
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Founding Date: 2003
- Number of students: 397
- Male-to-female ratio: 54.6% to 45.4%
- Public/Private: Public
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 14.1 to 1
- Parking: On-street: free
- Number of faculty: 28
- Grade levels: PK-K
- Special education: Yes
- Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Computer lab, Library, Sports facilities
- Age range: 3-5