Duxbury Chandler School
93 Chandler Street, Duxbury, MA. 02332   Phone (781) 934-7680   Fax (781) 934-7675
The mission of Chandler School is to provide the first formal education program that supports students, staff, and families in a challenging and supportive environment, designed to realize individual student potential and to enhance the development of 21st century citizens.


Working together, schools and families can create a partnership of support for children that recognizes and depends upon the positive influences of each partner.  The following poem by an unknown author depicts the interdependence of teachers and parents in their efforts to create successful children.



I dreamed I stood in a studio

And watched two sculptors there.

The clay they used was a young child’s mind

And they fashioned it with care.

One was a teacher – the tools he used

Were books, music, and art.

The other, a parent, worked with a guiding hand,

And a gentle heart.

Day after day, the teacher toiled with touch

That was deft and sure,

While the parent labored by his side

And polished and smoothed it o’er.

And when at last, their task was done

They were proud of what they had wrought,

For the things they had molded into the child

Could neither be sold nor bought.

And each agreed they would have failed

If each had worked alone.

For behind the teacher stood the school

And behind the parent, the home. 

Author Unknown