Thank you for your interest in Graham & Parks, one of twelve great Cambridge Public Schools!
Graham and Parks offers group tours for prospective kindergarten parents on Wednesdays and Thursdays, throughout the months of November, December and January. This gives families time to visit schools before the registration deadline of Tuesday, January 31st, 2013. (Note: All registrations are processed at the same point in time, shortly after the registration deadline of January 31, 2013. So choose a date that works for you, without worry of being at any disadvantage).
To sign up for a tour, click on the orange icon to the right. It may take up to one minute for the calendar to appear. Your patience is appreciated. Select the school you are interested in touring. Keep scrolling to the right until you see a tour with space.
NOTE: If your child is in the older grades and you are interested in a tour, please call the Family Liaison directly at email@example.com or call 617-349-6577 x115.
Kindergarten tour times: Tours start promptly at 8:45AM and last about an hour and fifteen minutes. While our tours are designed for adults, infants are welcome too! The length of the tour asks a lot of the younger set, therefore we recommend finding an alternative to bringing pre-schoolers along on the tour. However, if you run into a problem with arranging a child-free tour, and need to bring your pre-schooler, please call Judy at 617.349.6577 x115, and we'll work something out.
What to expect: Typically, a parent volunteer will be your tour guide. The tour includes a brief overview, a visit to each of our three Kindergarten classrooms, a sampling of older grade classrooms, (as available), a tour of the building including computer lab, library, cafeteria, etc., and typically, an opportunity to meet the Principal or Assistant Principal, (schedule dependent).
We all look forward to meeting you soon!
Judy Amendola, Family Liaison
Where is the Graham & Parks School?
Graham & Parks is located at 44 Linnaean Street. Linnaean Street is near Porter and Harvard Squares, and runs perpendicular to Garden Street and Massachusetts Avenue
Where do I park?
Metered street parking is available on Garden Street and Mass Ave. (a 5 to 7 minute walk to 44 Linnaean Street). Surrounding streets are resident only. FYI - Cambridge parking tickets are $30.
Street Cleaning Days April 1 - Dec. 31
Always read the parking signs before you leave your car. To view street cleaning schedules, click here. The school is in street cleaning area H. Directly around the perimeter of the school the ODD side of the street is cleaned on the 3rd Friday of the month; EVEN side on the 4th Monday of the month.
Garden Street is in Area K. Odd side is the 4th Thursday, EVEN is the 4th Friday. FYI - Ticket and tow due to street cleaning total over $110, so please be certain to check signs wherever you might park.
How do I get to Graham & Parks by public transportation?
The Red LIne Porter Square stop is approximately a 10 minute walk from the school. The Red Line Harvard Square T stop is about a 14 minutes walk.
Not able to attend? If your schedule shifts, you can reschedule your tour. It's greatly appreciated if you let us know as soon as you become aware that you'll need to re-schedule or cancel. This way we can offer the space to others. To cancel a tour, click on the link in the email confirmation. Rescheduling the tour can be done online using our tour scheduling system.
Where do I register my child for Registration?
Registration for all schools takes place at the:
FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
15 Upton Street, Cambridge
617.349.6577 x115 | Email the FRC
For registration information, visit our web site.