Welcome to the Scituate Public Schools. As a high performing school district located in the beautiful coastal community of Scituate, Massachusetts, we continuously strive to provide a rigorous, standards-based educational program that will prepare our students for success in college, career and life itself. Our program is based on the premise that we cannot educate students for their future based upon the practices of our past. The Scituate Public Schools values its staff, students, families, and community as partners in shaping this educational future that challenges the status quo, embraces innovation, and collaboratively creates a 21st Century educational program that ensures our students are well prepared to succeed and thrive as global citizens in a rapidly changing world.  A highly skilled and dedicated teaching and support staff provide our students with a personalized learning environment that strives to identify the unique gifts and talents of each child, while supporting all to reach their maximum potential. We set high standards for ourselves and our students and believe every child can achieve those standards with the necessary supports in place. We are committed to continuous improvement and use multiple data to regularly review our practices to ensure our students are receiving the very best education we can provide.

As I enter my fifth year as Superintendent of the Scituate Public Schools and 32nd year in education, I am constantly renewed and energized by the enthusiasm of our staff and students in the pursuit of excellence. My past background includes three years as Superintendent of the Freetown-Lakeville Regional School District, eleven years as a high school principal in Hopkinton and Duxbury, Massachusetts and Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington, Vermont. I began my career in education as a teacher for fifteen years in the Old Rochester Regional School District in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. I have been fortunate to have worked in communities that value education and with talented teachers and administrators who have helped shape my educational philosophy and belief in the awesome responsibility for the education of every child.


John E. McCarthy, 
Superintendent of Schools
781-545-8759 x311
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 Welcome Back Families 2016