About

Mr. Anthony Parker earned a Master of Education in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.  He is presently enrolled in the Doctor of Educational Administration program at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.

Mr. Parker came to Weston from Newton North High School in Newton, MA, where he served as Housemaster since 2000.  Previously he taught history at Newton South High School, Newton, MA, 1993-2000.  Before his career as an educator, Mr Parker was a Staff Editor for Dollars and Sense Magazine, Somerville, MA; Assistant Editor for Sojourners Magazine, Washington, D.C.; and Photo Editor and Reporter for The Guardian Newspaper, New York, NY.

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.
Sincerely,
Anthony Parker
Principal

 


Assistant Principal

Ms. Kelly Flynn is starting her 7th year as assistant principal at the high school.  She has also held leadership positions at Endicott College, as Assistant Director of The Center for Teaching and Learning, and at Charlestown High School as the Assistant Headmaster.  Ms. Flynn taught business subjects at Charlestown High School and at Mount Alvernia High School, where she was also a coach of basketball and softball, as well as the athletic director.

Ms. Flynn earned a Master of Education from Suffolk University and Master of Science in International Studies from the University of Denver.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Boston College.

Kelly Flynn,  Assistant Principal
444 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493
781-529-5811