Children living in the City of Quincy are served by the excellent schools of the Quincy Public Schools district. Quincy Public Schools is comprised of 12 elementary schools, five middle schools, and two high schools. This district provides an exceptional curriculum that challenges students to excel to their fullest learning potential. In fact, Quincy students are known to go above and beyond in spelling, reading and writing, and have ranked fourth in Norfolk County in math. Alternative education options are also available for students in Quincy. Three Catholic schools, Sacred Heart School, St. Ann School and St. Mary School, are ready to serve the educational needs of students in a faith based setting; Woodward School for Girls is a non-sectarian college preparatory school for girls in grades 6-12; and Montessori School of Quincy and Campus Kinder Haus offer early childhood education.
After students graduate and are ready to continue with their higher learning endeavors, they may attend two colleges that are located in the immediate area, Quincy College and Eastern Nazarene College. There are also other collegiate options in the nearby Boston metropolitan area including University of Massachusetts-Boston, Babson College, Emerson College, Northeastern University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Simmons College, and Suffolk University.
Historical Points of Interest
Residents and visitors to the “City of Presidents” have plenty of historical areas of interest and attractions to visit. As a historically rooted city and the birthplace of former United States Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams and statesman John Hancock, visitors will want to start their historical tour at the Adams National Historical Park. This 13-acre Park serves as a memorial for the men and women of the Adams family and includes the Adams family home, farmhouse, a Visitors Center, the Adams Crypt, and the United First Parish Church.
The Hancock Cemetery is another point of historical interest that cannot be missed. This cemetery served as the colonial community’s first burial ground and was the only cemetery until 1716. It became the main cemetery for Quincy in the 1840s. The Hancock Cemetery was named after Reverend John Hancock, the fifth minister of the Church of Presidents (now named United First Parish Church) and father of statesman and famed signatory of the U.S. Declaration of Independence John Hancock. Vital members of the Adams family are buried here including Abigail Adams and former U.S. Presidents John Quincy Adams and John Adams.
Other fascinating points of interest include the birthplace of John Hancock, the Thomas Crane Public Library, the Josiah Quincy House—which served as the site of many Sons of Liberty meetings—the Granite Railway and Quarry Exhibits, USS Salem and U.S. Naval Shipbuilding Museum, and the Dorothy Quincy Homestead.
The City of Quincy is within proximity to a number of golf courses that will challenge your skills as a player and provide you with many opportunities to spend some time out on the links. Area golf courses include the Presidents Golf Course, Furnace Brook Golf Club, Granite Links Golf Club, the Wollaston Golf Club, Braintree Municipal Golf Course, and the Franklin Park Golf Course.
If golfing isn’t really your game, then consider heading out to Quincy’s 27 miles of coastline and beaches. Picnicking, sunbathing, swimming and hiking are just a few of the many activities that you can do at most of Quincy’s neighborhood beaches. Quincy also has the largest marina in the New England area and many residents are active in sailing and boating. Many companies offer charter boat trips and rent out fishing boats for guests as well.
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