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
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
12/2/16 Walk to School Day (optional) Weather Permitting Meet at Cricket field @ 7:45 am
12/7/16 PTC Meeting Performance Center @ 8:45am
12/8/16 No AM Kindergarten Kindergarten conferences AM & PM KASE and PM Kindergarten in session
12/14/16 TWO HOUR Delayed Opening No AM Kindergarten GR 1-5 starts at 10:20 a.m. AM KASE Begins at 10:20 a.m. PM KASE students may come in 11 a.m. PM Kindergarten begins at 12:02 p.m.
12/20/16 Winter Concert for Eliot Families Performance Center @ 6:30-7:45pm
12/26/16- 1/2/17 Winter Recess
1/3/17 School Resumes
Eliot Elementary School ~ 135 Wellesley Avenue
Needham, MA 02492 ~ tel (781) 455-0452 fax (781) 455-0852
The Needham Public Schools do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability, and ensure that all students and employees have equal rights of access and equal enjoyment of the opportunities, advantages, privileges and courses of study.