Paul PeriMr. Paul Peri has spent the past twenty two years with the Franklin Public Schools. He just 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.

Jennifer KnightAssistant Principal , Jennifer Knight knightj@weston.org

Prior to serving in this role, Jennifer was the Director of Family and Community Engagement in Burlington Public Schools. Before working as a Director in Burlington, Mrs. Knight was a business owner and educator in Washington State. Jennifer brings significant experience to the district with over 15 years in education, teaching training and business management. A 2020 graduate with a Master’s in Education, teacher leadership she has successfully aligned herself into pathways for progress.

In her new role she hopes to be a partner with staff and leadership at Weston High School. Her constant focus is through an equity lens, seeking ways to holistically improve the school culture and climate. As an advocate for change, she is also a current fellow in the Influence100 program, A fellowship program designed to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of superintendents in MA and create more culturally responsive districts and leaders across the commonwealth. Jennifer works to facilitate engagement of all families and students with a focus on increasing engagement and communication.

When she is not serving the school community, she enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. She has three children, two in college and one joining our school community this fall as a Kindergartner.

Weston High School
444 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493