100 Longwater Circle
Norwell, Massachusetts 02061

Phone:  781-982-4202
Web Site:
Enrollment:  1000 ('19-'20)

K-8 Schools
South Shore Charter Public School

High Schools
South Shore Charter Public School

Welcome to South Shore Charter Public School!
The mission and educational philosophy of SSCPS is to inspire students to achieve. Fundamental to the mission is an innovative educational structure that incorporates academic courses with the exploration of applications outside the scope of a typical school. The program of studies augments a traditional curriculum aligned with the Massachusetts Frameworks with learning through experience in Projects and Workshops. Projects and Workshops, predominantly within the fields of environmental science, performing arts, visual arts, communication, and technology, are an essential part of the school’s mission. Projects and Workshops enable students and faculty to work together, follow their passions, and establish and accomplish goals that serve community needs.
One of the founding principles of the school is to foster a close working relationship among parents, students, and teachers. As part of that partnership, teachers schedule annual meetings for each student with families. In grades K-8 these are goal setting meetings that take place in the fall. At the high school level these meetings are focused on the college entrance process. At SSCPS students learn how to integrate their learning into the life of the community. All K-12 students are required to complete community service requirements. Students at all grade levels are provided with opportunities to create, produce, and defend their work, collaborate in teams, and serve as student leaders. Students become involved in the community beyond the school walls and learn about the importance of teamwork, communication, service, and organization. In addition, each Level starting in third grade regularly holds “town meetings” led by student-elected leaders and a high school student is a voting member of the Board of Trustees.

Teacher Salary & Benefits
Level Starting Maximum
Bachelors $43,060 $61,792
Masters $50,787 $83,697
Masters +30 $52,996 $84,910
Employer    Employee
Medical 65% 35%
Dental 50% 50%

Additional Benefits Information
11 paid sick days
3 paid personal days
Eligible employee's participate in the Mass Teachers Retirement Pension Plan
Short and Long Term Disability Benefits
Health Reimbursement Account Plan
Voluntary Vision
Voluntary Life
Voluntary AD&D
Voluntary Critical Illness
FSA Plans
Employee Assistance (EAP) & Travel Assistance Plans
Discounted Auto, life, homeowners insurance policies through Horace Mann, Commerce Insurance, & Liberty Mutual
DISCLAIMER-Employee Benefits are offered to employees that work 60% FTE. Employer paid portion of the monthly premiums are calculated based on the employees FTE status.
Temporary and On-Call positions are not entitled to employee benefits.