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Happy Hollow School
29 Oaks Rd, Framingham, MA 01702
Since 1956, Happy Hollow School has provided pre-school through kindergarten care for the Metrowest community. LocatedMore just around the corner from the Fuller and McCarthy schools, the school stresses development through self-confidence, creativity, and physical activity. One of the school's core philosophies is "learning through play." The school offers full- and half-day preschool and pre-K, full-day kindergarten, and after school programs that run until 6pm.
Performing Arts Center of MetroWest
140 Pearl St, Framingham, MA 01702
Performing Arts Center of MetroWest is a music and performance instruction program. The location is a nonprofit andMore offers a wide range of programs, classes and productions for teens, kids and adults. Some programs include theater classes, voice lessons, guitar lessons, acting classes as well as group classes and after-school programs. The PAC is also home for the Framingham Community Theater and Moving West Repertory Dance Theatre. Check the main website for details on programs and classes or for details on signing up.
Miriam McCarthy Elementary School
8 Flagg Dr, Framingham, MA 01702

Framingham Public Schools currently uses school choice. McCarthy is located near downtown Framingham andMore across the street from Fuller Middle School on Flagg Drive. The school's hours are earlier than the other Framingham Public schools elementary schools at 8:15am to 2:15pm.

It is known as the "Literary Arts" School. The school published a student literary magazine, holds monthly book swaps, and the PTO distributes two free books to all students. Students in grades k-5 participate in a Book It! Reading Incentive Program and students in grades 4-5 participate in the Massachusetts Book Awards program.

The School's Principal is Matt Hanlon. McCarthy Elementary is a Title 1 school. The school has several services for students including: SAGE, ABA therapy, occupational and physical therapy, speech therapy, and other special education services. About one in every three students receives special education services.

Originally McCarthy was the Warren Oaks School (1952), named after two neighboring streets. in 1969, the community re-named the school to Miriam F. McCarthy,  after its first principal (1952 - 1969.)

McCarthy Elementary has been nominated as a National Blue Ribbon School and a State Compass School.

McCarthy Elementary has a very active PTO, which holds a very popular Pumpkin Fair every October. The PTO also holds two Book Bingos, a popular Monster Mash dance, and an interactive Math Night, and several other events. PTO Meetings are typically held the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the school caf. The PTO provides FREE babysitting for the meetings.

The YMCA offers an after-care program on site, for an additional fee.

Summit Montessori School
283 Pleasant St, Framingham, MA 01701

Located in a historic house, Summit Montessori School is an independent school providing MontessoriMore education to Greater Framingham children from preschool through elementary school. Students come from Framingham, Marlborough, Natick, Ashland and other surrounding towns.

The school offers a before- and after-school program. There is an active parents group, too.


Potter Road Elementary School
492 Potter Rd, Framingham, MA 01701
Named after Potter Road, Potter Road Elementary School was built in 1969. The school's mascot is the Panthers.More Located on the north side of town, The school's motto is the school of lifelong learners. Potter Road Elementary has a Portuguese Bilingual Program for grades K-4. For about one in every three students at Potter Road Elementary, English is not the first language.

The elementary school, headed by Principal Paula DelPrete, participated in the National Geography Bee program.

The Potter Road PTO meets the second Wednesday night of every month. Meetings start at 7:15pm. The active PTO runs a Pumpkin Fair in the fall.

Fuller Middle School
31 Flagg Dr, Framingham, MA 01702

Fuller Middle School is one of three middle schools in the Framingham Public School System. Students in the sixthMore through the eighth grades attend this school. Currently, McCarthy Elementary and Brophy Elementary feed into this middle school. The school also houses an English as a Second Language (ESL) program in Spanish and Portuguese. For almost 50 percent of the students, English is not their first language. About one out of every four students receive special education services.

The school is named after Dr. Solomon Fuller and his wife Meta Fuller, a famous sculptor. Both were active residents of Framingham. The school is housed in the former Framingham South High. It opened as a middle school in 1998. The school mascot is the Fuller Falcon and the school colors are onyx and jade.

Students follow a six-day rotation schedule. Every student is also part of an academic team. Principal Juan Rodriquez was named Massachusetts Middle School Principal of the Year in 2005. The school was identified as a Commonwealth Compass Exemplary School in 2002. The middle school's core values are "Respect, Responsibility and Results."


BLOCKS Preschool
454 Water St, Framingham, MA 01701

 BLOCKS is the Framingham Public School preschool program, housed at the King Building. BLOCKS standsMore for Building Learning Opportunities for Children's Kindergarten Success. The Preschool program is taught by certified early childhood teachers. Full day and half day options are available for a fee. Before school program starting at 7am and an after school program until 5pm also is available for a fee. The school has a policy of a maximum o f 18 children per class with one teacher and aide.

BLOCKS has an active PTO, which meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm. The PTO hosts monthly spirit days, among other events.

Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Children must be age three by August 31 to attend BLOCKS. Children must also be toilet-trained.

For additional information contact the preschool of the Framingham Public Schools' Parent Information center located in the same King Building.

Charlotte A Dunning Elementary School
48 Frost St, Framingham, MA 01701

Built in the 1960s, the Charlotte A. Dunning Elementary School was originally the Frost Street Elementary School. TheMore elementary school was renamed in 1965 for Charlotte Alyosia Dunning for her years of service to Framingham.

Framingham Public Schools currently allow school choice among elementary schools. The school has an English as a Second Language program. About one-third of the students do not consider English as their first language.

Dunning Elementary holds an annual art and author night. The school's principal is Kimberly Taylor.

Dunning Elementary also has an active PTO, including its popular Fun Fair in the spring, a family night and a game night. The PTO meets  the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm in the school cafeteria; it provides babysitting in the library for children age 3 and older at its meetings.

The YMCA offers an after-care program on-site, for an additional fee.

Hemenway Elementary School
729 Water St, Framingham, MA 01701

Built in the 1960s, Hemenway Elementary is named after Framingham's first school headmaster, Deacon JoshuaMore Hemenway.

Located in the Nobscot section of Framingham, Hemenway Elementary's focus is a multiple intelligence school. Teachers have taken courses on and studied Howard Gardner's 1983 multiple intelligence theory and incorporated his theories in its teachings.

Framingham Public Schools currently allow school choice among elementary schools.

Hemenway Elementary Principal is Lucia Laguarda. The school houses a couple of special needs programs. About one in every five students receives special-education services.

PTO meetings are usually on the first Thursday of each month in the school library. The PTO funds many programs and hosts popular  game and Dr. Seuss nights.

Kumon of Framingham
630 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01702
Kumon is a nationwide tutoring and after school learning center with a location based in Framingham. Kumon offersMore numerous programs for students of all ages, from preschool to college students, specializing in reading, English and math skills. Students take a placement test to determine their starting point and the center also offers one-on-one tutoring and mentoring. Call to schedule a parent orientation meeting or check the main website for details on programs.
Boys & Girls Club of Metrowest - Pearl Street Clubhouse
154 Pearl St, Framingham, MA 01702
The Pearl Street Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Club of Metrowest provides after-school activities for children ages 6More to 17. It offers a homework club, educational programs, a variety of sports and games, and LEGO and computer clubs. The clubhouse is located on Pearl Street in downtown Framingham, next to the Framingham Public Library.
Brophy Elementary School
575 Pleasant St, Framingham, MA 01701

Brophy Elementary was named for educators Rose Brophy and her sister Anna Brophy. 

Located in the westMore end of town, Brophy hosts an annual Science Fair, Math Night, Variety Show, and Multicultural Fair.  Brophy's Kids Who Care Club has been nationally recognized for its community service projects. 

Genzyme Corporation partners with Brophy for the Reading Pals program where volunteers read with 1st grade partners weekly.  Other activities include Family Fun Nights and the annual Welcome Picnic.

The elementary school has English Language Learner (ELL) programs in Spanish.

The  principal is Frank Rothwell. 

The school has about 450 students. Seventeen percent of the students are special education students and more than 60% of the students indicated English is not their first language.

The YMCA offers an after-care program on-site, for an additional fee.

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