Welcome to the Peirce community! This section is designed to provide answers to Frequently Asked Questions and offer you an overview of resources to help you get acclimated.

Useful Links:

Peirce School Page

Food Services Newton Public Schools

NPS Resources for Families

Don’t miss out! New families should email [email protected] so that we are aware of your arrival and can start the process to include you in the PTO Student Directory database. In addition to the Directory – an invaluable community resource for families planning playdates, etc. – the PTO uses this information to send out announcements, newsletters, and important messages from the Principal, so please make sure we always have an up-to-date email address on file. If you do not wish your information to be published in the Directory, you can select the appropriate option, and your information will remain private.


What is the entrance age for kindergarten?
Your child must be five years old on or before August 31 to enter kindergarten in September.

What time does school start and end each day?
The Front and Back Doors will open at 8:10 a.m. All children should be in their classrooms by 8:20 a.m., when the second bell rings. If your child arrives after 8:20 a.m., he/she must sign in at the office.  School ends at 2:50 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  There is early release on Wednesdays at 12:20 p.m.

Who is Peirce’s principal and how can I communicate with her?
Andrea Vargas is the Principal at Peirce Elementary School. You may contact Principal Vargas via email or call the school office at 617-559-9630 to schedule an appointment.

Who is the school nurse?
Peirce has a full-time school nurse. The nurse may be contacted directly during the day at 617-559-9636.