Award Year: 2016

Merrymount Elementary School

4 Agawam Road
Quincy, MA, 02169-2414

(617) 984-8762

Mrs. Ann Pegg, Principal at time of Nomination

Quincy Public Schools

School Website


Our mission at the Merrymount School is to equip every child with the necessary academic, emotional, physical and social skills to lead a productive and healthy life.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 7%
  • White: 65%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 23%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 15%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Merrymount School students show their school pride.

Merrymount School students show their school pride.

The Merrymount School is more than a typical school; it is a community. It is a community of learners, teachers, parents, and other local stakeholders, whose interests all converge on the common idea that every student can learn and be successful. We strive to work together in a way that promotes success in our students, enables and empowers teachers, and includes parents and other community members in the educational process. Together, we are able to reach a level of consistency that benefits our students in their quest for knowledge. Parents, teachers, and administrators work together to determine the needs of the school and how to create an environment conducive to learning. There is a unique sense of camaraderie within the community, with each person realizing and respecting his or her own role within the greater picture of each child's education. The school's leadership is strong, prioritizing this idea that each and every member of the Merrymount community is important and integral to our success as a school. The Merrymount staff knows that we are not only a teaching community, but also a community of learners that is open to growth, new ideas, and greater expectations. Philosopher Herbert Spencer said, "The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action." We would say, the great aim of education is to use our knowledge and put it into action. It is a philosophy that has empowered our staff and enlightened our students.