Paul PeriMr. Paul Peri has spent the past 22 years with the Franklin Public Schools. He recently finished his fifth year as principal of Franklin High School. Mr. Peri began his career at Remington Middle School where he was a classroom teacher, the Assistant Principal, and then Principal. In 2015, Mr. Peri also began working for Teachers 21 where he has taught “The DNA of Leadership” and “Family and Community Engagement” to aspiring administrators. Additionally, he has taught graduate courses in Teaching and Learning and Emotional Intelligence. Mr. Peri holds a Bachelor of Arts from Muhlenberg College in Psychology and Elementary Education and a Masters in Education from Endicott College.

Principal’s Message

Welcome to Weston High School. I hope that you will find the information here helpful and gain some insight into who we are as a learning community.  You will find that we are a small, but dynamic school with a tradition of moral, academic, and athletic excellence.

Our mission is to graduate young men and woman who have a diversity of knowledge and skills to succeed in college and the work force, a desire to be life-long learners, seek to leverage their talents in the service of others less fortunate, and to know right from wrong.

This principal’s page is a work in progress, meaning that it will not be static. It is here where I will offer my perspective on issues concerning the high school climate, culture and direction. This web page offers a taste of who we are. To really know us, come in and let’s start a proper relationship.


Principal’s Message to Weston High School Students

Weston High School offers many challenging and unique programs to meet your needs. This Program of Studies outlines the courses required for graduation as well as the many course offerings available to you. Please read the descriptions and prerequisites for each course carefully. In choosing your program, work closely with your guidance counselor, parents and teachers. In addition to the graduation requirements, remember that you are required to enroll in 990 hours of instruction and this means having a schedule with 33.5 credits. Please note that the Program of Studies includes the credits for each course. Your guidance counselor will have more information on how to design your schedule in terms of courses and alternatives in meeting this Time and Learning requirement.
In addition to the course selections, our school offers a wide range of co-curricular activities including competitive team sports, performing arts groups, student government and many special interest clubs. I encourage you to participate in these important activities, as they will provide you with different perspectives, challenges, and opportunities to meet other students.
Please remember that the scheduling process does not always produce the desired end result. You may encounter situations where courses are cancelled due to low enrollments, budgetary constraints, or conflicts developed during the scheduling process that require you to make other choices. Please be assured that we will do our best to develop a schedule to honor your requests and one that has the fewest number of conflicts possible. Our plan is to have the scheduling process completed, including all necessary adjustments, before you leave for the summer so that you will know what to expect in the fall.
Finally, I believe that our school curriculum is well developed and the course offerings will meet your needs. The credit for this work goes directly to the teachers and department heads who maintain high standards in current programs and who forge ahead with the development of new courses.

Assistant Principal , Susan Bairstow

sue bairstowOn behalf of Weston High School and Weston Public Schools, I am excited to announce that Sue Bairstow has been selected as our new Assistant Principal and will begin her new position in August 2023. Ms. Bairstow has been teaching for over 24 years, and 18 of those years have been with the Weston Public Schools.

Prior to her time in Weston, she taught at Lexington Public Schools. Ms. Bairstow has been teaching social studies at Weston High School since 2006. In 2021, she assumed the role of Department Chair where she was responsible for the curriculum, instruction, supervision and evaluation of the Social Studies/History Department for grades 6-12. The Race, Class, Gender curriculum she created for Weston High School has provided strong relevant programming for students around ethnic, racial and gender-based differences. Ms. Bairstow also implemented and co-facilitated a successful mentoring program for new educators in the Weston Public Schools which helps new teachers with orientation and accelerating their transitions in the school system. Ms. Bairstow has served as a faculty representative on the Instructional Support Team at WHS which advises and facilitates support for at-risk students.

Ms. Bairstow holds a Master’s degree in Secondary Education/History from the University of Massachusetts, a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Endicott College and a Bachelor’s degree in History from John Carroll University.

Sue Bairstow has cultivated a focused and safe learning environment in which students are provided with clear, consistent direction and follow-through. She has an amazing rapport with the students of Weston High School and we are excited to have her join our administrative team.

Sue Bairstow currently lives in Natick with her husband and two children.


Weston High School
444 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493