Our School

Mission Statement/Philosophy

We believe that a child’s sense of wonder and joy of learning is fostered through our educational program.  Every child receives high quality, well-rounded instruction that maximizes his/her academic potential and builds self-esteem.  Each child learns to work independently as well as in the spirit of cooperation at our school.  A child’s social, emotional, and academic growth is facilitated by our highly-qualified staff of professional teachers.  We believe that each child benefits from the Hoover’s active partnerships with family and community.

Hoover PRIDE

Hoover PRIDE is an acronym for Personal responsibility, Respect, Imagination, Determination, and Excellence. Over the last couple of years the faculty, staff, and parents have been talking to students about Hoover PRIDE and what it means, what it looks like, and how it will make the Hoover a better place to work and learn.

Our History

In 1967, the Hoover School was built. In that same era, sister schools Franklin and Beebe were built on the same basic architectural plan. Graduates from that era include some current and former Hoover parents — many people have stayed in the same neighborhood and there are faculty who have ties to that era as well, both as students and faculty.

Send us your memories!

We would like to feature some memories, stories and pictures on this page. Several years ago, in conjunction with the Melrose History Day celebration at Memorial Hall, Dawn Surette and Edith Ackerman assembled a display of personal photos and letters from Hoover alumni, along with yearbooks across the decades and borrowed videos of Hoover children in plays and concerts. It would be very special to recreate and memorialize that history here. If you are a Hoover alum, or know one, please consider making a contribution that will live on in our archives here.