Samuel Adams Elementary School

  • The Samuel Adams Elementary School is a small learning community in East Boston overlooking Piers Park and the Boston Harbor.  We have a deeply caring, committed staff who work hard to ensure that all students are on a path to being college and career ready.
  • What makes our school special:
    • A historic school overlooking Piers Park. We have the best view in Boston!
    • Early adopters of the Core Aligned Literacy Modules in grades 3-6 and the Focus on First Grade 1 curriculum
    • Oral language development support in K1 and K2
    • Enrichment programs in music and art
    • A Parent Council with elected officers, parent representatives on School Site Council, and two teachers who serve as the school’s Family and Student Engagement Coordinators.
    • Many activities for parents including Kindergarten Orientation, Open House, Family Academic Nights, parent workshops, and family potluck suppers
    • Physical education, computer, science, and theater as special programs for students
    • After school programs to support students
    • A full-time ESL teacher to provide additional support for our English Language Learner
    • K-8 Pathway:
    • Guaranteed assignment to grade 7 at the Edwards Middle School or Umana Academy.   
    • Special academic programs:
    • K1-2 SEI (Sheltered English Instruction) program and a hybrid (general education and SEI) strand in Grades K1-6
    • Highly specialized autism strand in Grades K0-6
    • After school programs in our building:
    • After school program until 6:00 PM operated by YMCA (fee) for students ages 5 and older.
    • For grades 4-6: Theatre Club, and Typing Club which each meets after school once per week.


  • Principal
    Joanna McKeigue Cruz
  • 165 Webster Street East Boston, MA 02128
  • Phone 617-635-8383
  • Fax 617-635-7822
  • School Hours7:30 a.m.-2:10 p.m.Early Dismissal, the day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 11:40 p.m.
  • Grades K -6
  • School Type Traditional