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About Brackett

The Story of Brackett Elementary: 

The hillside campus of the John Quincy Adams Brackett Elementary School overlooks the Boston skyline with towering oak trees that shade the historical tribal lands of the Pawtucket and Massachusett now known as the Town of Arlington, Massachusetts. Brackett Elementary has been serving the children of the Arlington Public Schools since 1931. Named after a former governor of Massachusetts, the school became a place for the local neighborhood children to form memories as they walked the hallways with tall ceilings and attended classes in rooms with large windows and warm wooden trim common to schools of that time. Throughout The picture below shows the original Brackett Building keeping watch over the 66 victory gardens planted by local residents in Robbins Farm during World War II. The original building continued to serve as a pillar in this community until 1999.

In 1999, a new building took the place of the original Brackett School. The school serves the local neighborhood students in grades K-5 and houses an infant and toddler day care program. With a passionate and highly skilled faculty, the Brackett community works to prepare students for a bright future of lifelong learning. Having received the Blue Ribbon award from the Massachusetts Department of Secondary and Elementary Education in 2016, our school community strives to continue to provide education that centers growth, belonging and joy.

Our colors are blue and white. Our mascot is the cricket often appearing with a rainbow which has been a long standing symbol of our school community.