Our School

A student poses with Houghie, the school's whale mascot.

Welcome to Atherton Hough!

Atherton Hough Elementary School is a welcoming and inclusive school community that has been serving the children of Hough's Neck since 1911. We are proud of our school's history and celebrate our core values of responsibility, safety, and respect.

Atherton Hough Elementary School is a vibrant and diverse school with a student body of 255 students in grades K through 5. We offer a rigorous academic program that prepares our students for success in middle school and beyond.

Our History
Atherton Hough Elementary School is named for a well-respected political and religious leader of the seventeenth century. Atherton Hough was the mayor of Boston, England, who left his home to come to America because of his religious beliefs. In 1635, Hough was elected assistant to the governor of Massachusetts and allotted 600 acres of land, which later was named Hough's Neck in Quincy. In the nineteenth century, Hough's Neck became one of the premier summer resorts in the Boston area, served by trolley lines and steamers. The summer visitors built cottages which, over time, were converted to year-round residences. Atherton Hough Elementary was founded in 1911. Beginning with four rooms and 162 pupils, Atherton Hough now has seventeen classrooms to serve the children of Hough's Neck.

Academics & Programs
At Atherton Hough, learning takes place in many ways and in many places beyond the classroom. In addition to following the Quincy Public Schools curriculum, and the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, we offer many special programs within the school day, including seasonal and holiday music programs and educational field trips.

In addition to our regular school day, we also offer extended day programming that includes homework club, computer club, art and crafts, team sports, BOKS, X-tra Math, and MCAS tutoring.

Principal: Robin Moreira  617-984-8797