I've had two kids at memorial and one about to start. This is one of the best small town elementary schools around. Teachers are incredible and believe in the kids as individuals. Class sizes are small. Parental involvement on many levels. I think it's too bad that someone rated this a one star just because one teacher isn't there anymore.
Hopedale has one of the most progressive and advanced school systems in the area with curriculums for every level of ability. I have been told by a member of the state's board of education that Hopedale is recognized as the best school system in the sates, especially after the recent $30m upgrade to the buildings, tools, systems and personnel.
I really appreciate the emphasis on treatment of others, charity, and community involvement. Memorial School is a real treasure, and a unique school in a unique community. A real "small Town School" with-in Greater Boston. This public school has everything I looked for in private schools.