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About our School

     Built in 1955 on a portion of MDC property that was once both farmland and the site of the Stony Brae Golf Course, the Furnace Brook School (named after the old Blast Furnace in West Quincy) was renamed the Charles A. Bernazzani School in 1989 after the untimely death of its popular principal.

     As an elementary school, our major task at the Charles A. Bernazzani School is to ensure that students learn basic skills in an environment conducive to excellence in education. The school strives to achieve the goals of the Quincy Public Schools in its quest to educate students to become self-fulfilling individuals, good citizens and competent workers.

     In addition, we support the mission statement developed by the Massachusetts Board of Education as part of the Education Reform Act: to provide each child with the values, knowledge and skills needed to achieve full potential in his or her personal and work life and to contribute actively to the civic and economic life of our diverse and changing democratic society.


     The Mission Statement developed by the Bernazzani School Council. with the input from staff and parents, asks us to promote, on the part of students, a joy in and desire for learning. It encourages parents and teachers to work together to maximize the education of the child, and administrators to maintain a school climate in which staff, students and parents are involved in the learning process.

School Improvement Plan 2015-16

     Our mission 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.

     In order 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.

Message from the Principal

Welcome to the Bernazzani School!

     Our learning community enjoys a proud history of learning through the arts and of setting high standards for academic excellence. We invite you to share in that commitment to excellence, and to join us in instilling in your children both a desire for and joy in learning. Working together we will ensure continuing achievement in your children¹s early education and prepare them to meet the demands of the new academic standards and the exciting challenges that face them in the new millennium.

Teachers & Staff

Peter Dionne, Bernazzani Principal

     Elementary School is an important first step in your child’s education. Quincy Public Schools are there from the first time your kindergartener picks out a book at the school library to the first grader having success in math to upper grades where students take their basis of knowledge and expand it to more advanced thinking.

Learn more about our Math Standards.


     Bernazzani Elementary is dedicated to providing the finest educational, remedial, and enrichment programs to our students.  With a wide variety of programs, every student can discover new interests, explore favorite subjects in greater depth, and learn valuable skills.


Academic Programs:

  • Prep For Success Grade Three English Language Arts

  • Prep For Success Grade Three Mathematics

  • Prep For Success Grade Four English Language Arts

  • Prep For Success Grade Four Mathematics

  • Prep For Success Grade Five English Language Arts

  • Grade Five Math Club


Remedial Programs:

  • The Literacy Program


Enrichment Programs:

  • COWS – Computers on Wheels – Our Mobile Computer Lab

  • Docent Art – Parent volunteers teaching our students about the Fine Arts

  • Study Island – An online computer program focused on increasing MCAS test scores

  • Monthly Math Poster Contest

  • Problem of the Week Mathematics Contest

  • Home Journaling Assignments to be completed with parents

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