Our School

Four Montclair students pose for the camera.Welcome to Montclair Elementary School!

Since its opening in September 1912, the Montclair School has been dedicated to providing quality education to students from Quincy’s historic Montclair neighborhood.

We are a K-5 school with a diverse student body and a dedicated staff. Our curriculum is challenging and engaging, and we offer a variety of extracurricular activities to enrich our students' experiences.

We are proud of our rich history and continue to be a school of excellence that strives to meet the needs of today’s children.

Our school was built in 1912 with additions in the 1930s and 1954. The original schoolhouse was built in response to the population growth in the northwest section of the City of Quincy. The Montclair neighborhood is bordered by the Neponset River to the north, Beale Street to the south, Newport Avenue to the west, and the Town of Milton to the east. It was once part of Dorchester and became part of the Town of Quincy in 1792. The school takes its name from the section of the city in which it is located.

Message from the Principal of Montclair:

Renee Malvesti

Our guiding principle is as follows:

The Montclair School's mission is to provide our students with the best quality education possible.

Our mission at the Montclair school is to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for children to achieve their individual maximum potential. Our desire is to develop students who persevere in their studies, take responsibility for their choices, and are honest in their character. We seek to equip the students with the necessary skills to thrive as productive workers and committed citizens and to meet the challenge of change in a global community. We strive to help children discover and explore their gifts and talents and to value and respect each other's uniqueness. To accomplish our mission, staff, parents, and students must work in a collaboration of effort and trust with open communication. Our success will be measured by our students who exemplify a lifelong love of learning. The Montclair School Community is truly a great place to grow.

It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I have the opportunity to fulfill the role of educational leader at Montclair School. I look forward to a wonderful school year with an extremely dedicated staff, devoted parents, and committed community members.

Principal: Renee Malvesti, 617-984-8708

Assistant Principal: Mary Hurley, 617-984-8708

At Montclair Elementary, we know that students have different learning styles and needs. But one thing is true of every one of our students - they are ready to have a little fun with their learning! Throughout the year, we are able to offer a variety of before and after-school clubs. A sampling of club offerings is listed below.

Academic Programs:

  • Bridge to Reading

  • Mathematics & Reading Enrichment

  • Mathematics & Reading Intervention

Enrichment Programs:

  • BOKS

  • Girls on the Run

  • Chess Club

  • Student Council

  • Basketball Club

  • Game On!

  • Homework Club

  • Computer Coding

  • Theater Workshop

  • Reading Rockets

  • Math Blasters

  • Lego Robotics

  • Spanish Club

  • STEM