Arthur W. Coolidge Middle School is a New England League of Middle School Spotlight School and a National Blue Ribbon…More School of Excellence Lighthouse School. It was built in 1961 and named for Arthur W. Coolidge, who served as Massachusetts lieutenant governor, state representative and state senator. He was also a Reading School Committee member. There are 137 classes in core academic areas.
Austin Preparatory School was founded in 1961 and opened on Willow Street in 1963. The private, catholic school is…More run by the Augustinian fathers and takes its name from the ancient order of Austin Friars. The high school was expanded with a middle school program in 1987.
The school's mission is to strive to the ideal of "One mind, one heart intent on serving God."
The school serves 55 communities and its student body stretches to New Hampshire. There are about 700 students, including 500 high school and 200 middle school.
Paul Moran is the school's headmaster.
E. Ethel Little Elementary School 7 Barberry Rd, North Reading, MA01864 The E. Ethel Little School, located in the southwestern corner of North Reading, was built in 1958. A major renovation…More in 1970 added a library, gym, several additional classrooms and school facilities. Beginning in 1990, the school was closed for five years due to low enrollment. The school reopened in 1995, and it underwent another renovation project from 1997 to 1999. Athletic fields behind the school serve both the school and the town's recreation programs. The school is named after E. Ethel Little, a lifelong North Reading resident who served on the school committee for 21 years.
North Reading Middle School 19 Sherman Rd, North Reading, MA01864 Located at the end of Sherman Road near the town center, North Reading Middle School serves more than 600 students in…More grades 6 through 8. The school offers a wide range of extracurricular activities and clubs, and maintains an athletic facility. The middle school is also home to the office of the school superintendent.
North Reading High School 191 Park St, North Reading, MA01864 Home of the Hornets, North Reading High School is located near the town common. Around 95 percent of the school's…More students pursue post-secondary education upon graduation. Arthur J. Kenney Field, an artificial turf facility located in the front of the school along Park Street, is the home field for the school's athletic teams.
Town of North Reading School District Sherman Rd, North Reading, MA01864 The office for the North Reading school district are located in the North Reading Middle School on Sherman Road.…More Kathleen Willis is the district superintendent. The district oversees the education of students enrolled in public schools, and the operation of all school facilities in the town.
L.D. Batchelder School 175 Park St, North Reading, MA01864 The Batchelder School is affectionately referred to as "The Batch." The original school building opened in 1917. A major…More renovation and addition, which is connected to the original building, opened in 2006. The school is located on Park Street, next to the high school and across from the town common.
Built in 1926, the school was named for Walter Scott Parker, who served on the School Committee (with some…More interruptions) for over 46 years. He was also on the Board of Library Trustees and was a state legislator and principal at the Bennett School in Boston for many years. The school is a member of the National Turning Points Network, a NELMS Spotlight Award Winning School and a Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Lighthouse School.
Its mission statement is: "At the Parker Middle School we strive to maintain a school culture that balances a rigorous and engaging learning community with a child-centered environment that honors the individual talents and struggles of every child. We acknowledge that, in the middle school years, our students face some of the most dramatic physical, social and emotional growth of their lives. Thus, it is our responsibility, in partnership with parents, to teach critical skills and provide the adult guidance that will help students grow to lead confident, responsible and productive lives."
There are 47.5 teachers who are all licensed in their teaching assignment. There are 187 classes in core academic areas.
Namedfor the only Reading resident killed in battle during the American Revolutionary War, the Joshua Eaton…More Elementary School is a Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School that was built in 1949. It is the town's oldest elementary school.
Known for its striking tower, the school has 24 teachers who are all licensed in their in their teaching assignments. There are 85 classes in core academic areas.
Coolidge Middle School Park 89 Birch Meadow Dr, Reading, MA01867 Coolidge Middle School Park, behind the middle school is reserved for soccer and lacrosse. There is no seating, so bring…More a chair if you attend a sporting event here.
A Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School, Wood End Elementary School is Reading's newest elementary school.
Wood…More End follows the Reading Public Schools' mission statement, "The Reading Public Schools strive to ensure that all students will have common challenging, meaningful learning experiences in the academics, health and wellness, the arts, community service, co-curricular activities and athletics. We will lead and manage our school community to reflect the values and culture of the Reading Community and guide and support our students to develop the appropriate skills, strategies, creativity and knowledge necessary to be productive, informed, independent citizens in a global society."
There are 86 classes in core academic areas. The school's principal is Richard Davidson.
Middle School Complex 19 Sherman Rd, North Reading, MA01864 A large field anchors this facility, located atop a small hill behind the middle school on Sherman Road. It features a…More baseball field, two soccer fields and six tennis courts. The courts are reserved for use by the middle school physical education classes during school hours. A few parking spots are available behind the school and next to the field. More parking is available to the side and in front of the school. All pets must be leashed and all animal waste must be picked up and disposed of in a trash receptacle.
Built in 1957, Birch Meadow Elementary School was the second school constructed in the Birch Meadow area following…More Reading Memorial High School. The school is located on Arthur B. Lord Drive, which was named after a former superintendent of schools.
Birch Meadow follows the Reading Public Schools' mission statement:
"The Reading Public Schools strive to ensure that all students will have common challenging, meaningful learning experiences in the academics, health and wellness, the arts, community service, co-curricular activities and athletics. We will lead and manage our school community to reflect the values and culture of the Reading Community and guide and support our students to develop the appropriate skills, strategies, creativity and knowledge necessary to be productive informed independent citizens in a global society."
The school has 22.8 teachers and 95.6% of them are licensed in their teaching assignments. There are 88 classes in core academic areas.
Little School Complex 7 Barberry Rd, North Reading, MA01864 This park behind the Little School contains three softball fields, a small playground and a basketball court. Bleachers…More and benches line the fields, and a concession stand sits just off the school parking lot. Parking is available in the lot next to the school. All pets must be leashed and all animal waste must be picked up and disposed of in a trash receptacle.
Built in 1964, Alice M. Barrows Elementary School is a K-5 school named after Alice M. Barrows, who spent 43 years in…More the Reading schools as a teacher and principal.
Karen Callan is the principal.
Sawyer Nursery School 243 Woburn St, Reading, MA01867 Sawyer Nursery School is located adjacent to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading. It has been in business as a…More nonprofit, state-licensed nursery school since 1970. This half-day nursery school program is available to families either two or three days per week. Admittance to Sawyer Nursery School is based on a lottery system. Visit their Web site for further information on tuition and program objectives.
Kozy Korner Nursery School 20 Shady Hill Dr, North Reading, MA01864 Kozy Korner Nursery School offers two-, three-, four- or five-day preschool and pre-kindergarten programs.
Recreation Center at Ipswich River Park 5 Central St, North Reading, MA01864 The Recreation Center is open only during certain class times. Most programs are geared toward toddlers during school…More hours. After school, the center hosts elementary school programs and in the evening, some adult education programs are held. North Reading Youth Services' high school youth group meets at the center on Wednesday nights. Visit www.northreadingma.gov/recreation for more details.