A Message From Eliot's Principal  
Roderick MacNeal, Jr.

Dear Parent/Guardian;

Our goal at the Eliot school is to provide a comprehensive educational experience that focuses on the academic achievement, as well as, the social and emotional growth of all students.

Teachers and staff support students academically by adopting an individualized approach to instruction that allows each student to reach his/her potential.  We base our instructional goals on the common core curriculum, which challenges students to develop their critical thinking skills by thinking deeper about the content.  In this format, teachers use assessment data to inform their instruction and to evaluate individual student growth.  

In addition to academic growth, students at the Eliot school receive multiple opportunities to learn through community service projects.  Past projects have included making lunches for the homeless, and sending holiday cards and care packages overseas to our military men and women.

I encourage all parents/guardians to reach out to me or other staff members regarding questions, comments, or suggestions on how we can further our goal of making Eliot a premier place for growth and learning.

Roderick MacNeal, Jr.

John Eliot Elementary School
135 Wellesley Avenue
Needham, MA 02494

Roderick MacNeal, Jr., Principal

Mona Maas, Assistant Principal &
Special Education Coordinator

Susan Rains, Lead Secretary

Telephone: 781-455-0452
Fax: 781-455-0852
School Hours
Grades 1 thru 5
8:20 am - 2:45 pm

AM Kindergarten
8:20 - 11:03 am

PM Kindergarten
12:02 - 2:45 pm

Early Release
8:20 am - 12:15 pm

Delayed Opening
10:20 am - 2:45 pm
Upcoming Events
Tues. 9/20/16
School Photo Day

Thurs. 9/22/16 Early Release Day
dismissal at 12:15 p.m.

9/26/16 - Needham's Spec Ed
SEPAC Presentation
Broadmeadow School
Refreshments @7 p.m.
Program 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Curriculum Nights
Tues. 9/27/16 - GR K-2
6:30 p.m. -8 p.m.
Wed. 9/28/16 - GR 3-5
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Fri. 9/30/16 Early Release Day
dismissal at 12:15 p.m.

10/3/2016 - No School

National Walk To School Day
Meet @ Cricket Field @ 7:45 a.m.

PTC Meeting
Performance Center @ 7:30 p.m.

10/10/2016 No School
Columbus Day

10/12/2016 No School
Yom Kippur

Pumpkin Run
Playground - Time TBA

Early Release Day -
dismissal at 12:15 p.m.
No AM & No PM Kindergarten
Morning K Conferences by appt.