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The Hosmer School is built on land once owned by the Hosmer family in the east end of town. Alfred Hosmer (1832 – 1891) was a physician, historian, and founder of the Watertown Historical Society. Dr. Hosmer was also the chairman of a fundraising campaign that helped to build the first Watertown Public Library. As schools became overcrowded a school was built and named in honor of Dr. Alfred Hosmer and his uncle Dr. Hiram Hosmer. Ms. Harriet Hosmer, daughter of Hiram and cousin of Alfred gave a speech at the opening ceremony for the school.

The current Hosmer School building was rebuilt in 1967. The Hosmer School has approximately 600 students from very diverse backgrounds.  Over two dozen languages are represented in our school and we are proud of our inclusive practices.  We have very active and involved parents and hold many events throughout the school year that creates a real sense of community.

Mission Statement

The Hosmer School provides an active, versatile, and challenging learning environment which helps each student develop to their fullest academic, social, physical, and emotional potential. We aim to foster individual responsibility and to develop understanding of others, the community, and the world. We promote a cooperative and interactive partnership between the school and the home.

Respect - Responsibility - Right Choices

Resolution on Affirmation of Support for Staff, Students, and Community Members of Color

Whereas, People of Color face greater discrimination, structural discipline, lack of social support both in schools and in society at large;

Whereas, children, adolescents and adults in the Black community face higher rates of social and structural violence and racial discrimination,

Whereas, students’ and staff’s well-being is a fundamental concern of the Watertown School Committee and school boards across the country.

Therefore, Be It Resolved, that the Watertown School Committee affirms its immediate support to promote the needs and safety of all staff and students who identify as a person of color,

And Be It Resolved that the School Committee of Watertown, Massachusetts urges state and federal policymakers to support laws and regulations that:

  • Provide appropriate and necessary safety measures for People of Color during a period of unrest in this nation, and guarantee the rights and safety of all those protesting for their lives.

     

  • Hold accountable all public officials, police officers, and all those who serve their community for their responsibility to equitably represent and protect the public, and also hold accountable any individuals and organizations that take racist actions or in any other way do harm to the Black Community and People of Color.

     

  • Enhance programming to provide schools with the structure and guidance needed to provide an anti-racist curricula and professional development for all staff to build understanding and awareness of the beautiful history and the challenges of being a person of color, and of the structural and endemic racism in the United States.

The School Committee gives its support to responsible civic actions by students, educators and others who are raising the visibility of this issue and seeking changes in public policy.


Principal: Erin Moulton
Assistant Principal: MaryKate Fitzpatrick
Administrative Assistant: Janet Shaw
Nurse: Sabrina Marchant

1 Concord Road
Watertown, MA 02472
Main Office
617-926-7740

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