Welcome to Peirce School
Welcome to Peirce School!We are a dynamic community of learners working together to help all of our students grow as creative and compassionate citizens, effective communicators, and critical thinkers. Our Core Values of "Patience, Equality, Inclusion, Responsibility, Cooperation, and Effort" remind us that our educational goal is not just the attainment of knowledge, skills, and concepts, but also the development of wisdom about how we can make the world a healthier and happier place for everyone. Children at Peirce School (approximately 250 students in Grades K-5) enjoy a rigorous curriculum in the context of a nurturing school environment that builds on their strengths, supports them in areas of challenge, and emphasizes the joy of lifelong learning. In addition to Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science, our curriculum also includes high-quality experiences with Music (General, Choral, and Instrumental), Health and Physical Education, Visual Art, Library/Research Skills, and Technology Integration. We also join the other Newton schools in providing a rich social curriculum through such resources as Open Circle, Responsive Classroom, Steps to Respect, and the locally-based, widely-acclaimed Understanding Our Differences program.