About Nelson Place

35 Nelson Place
Worcester , MA 01605
Principal: Monica Poitras
Assistant Principal: Deborah Daleyphotogallery

Nelson Place School is located at 35 Nelson Place , off Rt. 122A ( Grove Street ), in the northwest quadrant of Worcester , Massachusetts . It is situated on about 2 acres of land. Nelson Place School opened its doors on September 6, 1927 with eight classrooms and 191 students. For the 2007-2008 school year, the population at Nelson Place School was just under 360 students in grades K-6. Beginning in September of 2008, Nelson Place welcomed morning and afternoon pre-school students as well.

New school August 2017 the students of Nelson Place will be starting the school year in a brand  new school. Thank you to all the community members and Nelson Place parents who spearheaded the new building.  

Nelson Place School serves the northwest quadrant of Worcester, Massachusetts. *Quadrant Map

Kindergarten Registration begins in January for the following September. Come to the Parent Information Center at 768 Main Steet (Next to Jacob Hiatt School) if your child if your child will be 5 years old by December 31st. You must bring a birth certificate, proof of immunization and proof of residency.

The typical school day at Nelson Place is 9 am - 3:10 pm . In the mornings, children are supervised after 8:45 am in the school yard. If your child does not arrive by school bus, you can drop off and pick up your children outside in the school yard behind the building. During inclement weather, children usually meet in the cafeteria. Always check out back first. Children are tardy after 9:05 am and must report directly to the office.

REMINDER: There is no supervision in the school yard before 8:45 am.

In light of recent happenings in schools across the nation, the following policies are now in affect at Nelson Place:

  • The main entrance will remain locked at all times.
  • The back door will remain locked until school breakfast begins at 8:45 am.
  • Once the class lines enter the building, all doors will be locked.
  • As in the past, all visitors to the building will have to sign in at the office and wear a visitor's badge.
  • If you are dropping something off for your child or bringing treats for your child's class, we are asking you to leave the items in the office and we will make sure they get to the proper location.  

The PTO website has a subset of information from the Parent/Student Directorythat all parents receive at the start of the school year. We highly recommend that you review this document as well as the policy handbook listed below in full.
WPS Policy Handbook

The Worcester Public Schools website has a parent information directory which encompasses questions regarding the entire school system. It can be found at: WPS Parent Information Page

When you pick up your child at school, you can specify that he/she is either a rider or a walker. Riders are picked up by their parents outside of the main entrance to Nelson Place. Walkers walk with a teacher and meet parents near their cars, which should be parked either on Hapgood Rd. or at the Grove St./122A end of Nelson Place.

KNOW YOUR SCHOOL NIGHT take place early fall.

Nelson Place information on the Worcester Public Schools website can be found at: http://nelsonplace.worcesterschools.org/?sessionid