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
PTC event - Parent Soiree
Village Club, Needham @ 7:30 p.m.

Early Dismissal Day
at 12:15 p.m.
NO P.M. Kindergarten

Eliot honored at State House
Commendation Award

PTC Meeting @ 7:30 p.m.
Perf. Cntr.

GR 1-5 Progress Reports Distributed

Kindergarten Orientation
for parents/guardians of students
entering in September
Perf. Cntr. 7-8 p.m.

Early Release Day
Dismissal at 12:15 p.m.

School closes at 2:45 for Feb. Break

2/20 - 2/24/17
February Break

2/27/17 - School Resumes

GR 4 & GR 5
Spelling Bee
Perf. Cntr. @ 6:30 p.m.