Thank you for your interest in Graham & Parks, one of twelve great Cambridge Public Schools' elementary schools!
There is a three month JK/K Touring Season (November, December and January) designed to give Kindergarten families ample time to visit schools before the registration deadline of January 31st each year. Registrations are processed at the same time, shortly after the registration deadline. Therefore it makes no difference when you tour.
Tours for prospective Kindergarten families begin in November and run through the end of January. Tours start at 8:45AM during those months. Check availability and schedule your Kindergarten tour online today.
We offer a general tour once per month beginning in February. If you have a child currently in another grade (Grade 1 through 5) and you would like to tour our school,
You can book one of our monthly General Tours at tours online
or by making a call to Family Liaison Lauren Morse
at 617.349.6577 x115.
Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Tours
Contact our SEI Liaison, Mildrid Gedeon
or call 617.349.6577 x120
Tour Black Out Times
With the exception of transfers, we aren't able to offer individual or general tours during the first and last month of the school year.
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, art, music, gymnasium, etc., and an opportunity to meet the principal or assistant principal (schedules permitting).
While our tours are designed for adults, infants are welcome too! Because the tour is over an hour, we recommend you not bring pre-schoolers. However, if you cannot arrange childcare for your pre-schooler, please call the family liaison at 617.349.6577 x115.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Were 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. Garden Street is in Area K.FYI - Ticket and tow due to street cleaning total over $130, so please be certain to check signs wherever you might park!
How do I get to Graham & Parks by public transportation?
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 changes, please cancel and reschedule online as soon as possible. To cancel, please call the family liaison, 617.349.6577 x115.