Cohasset Public Schools

Continuing the Commitment to Excellence

CPS News


  • Beginning Friday, June 28th until Friday August 16th,

    the Central Office will close at

    1 P.M. on Fridays.


    Monday through Thursday the office will remain open until

    4 P.M.  Regular Friday hours will resume after August 16th.


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  • BYOD Purchase Option

    Click on the image above for information regarding BYOD device recommendations!



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  • Dear Cohasset Families:

    I am  pleased to share with you that the School Committee at its Wednesday, June 5 meeting voted to hire Dr. Leslie Scollins as the Cohasset Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment beginning July 1, 2019. Dr. Scollins has extensive teaching experience, including her role as elementary teaching assistant principal before becoming principal of the Martinson Elementary School in Marshfield. She has served as Principal of Martinson for the past nine years. Along with her strong work developing elementary curriculum, Dr. Scollins has incorporated Responsive Classroom techniques at the elementary level, helped to lead Social-Emotional Learning initiatives, supervised the Marshfield New Teacher Academy, supervised large ELL and Special Education Instruction and has completed her Doctorate at Northeastern University with her dissertation focusing on Response to Intervention. Dr. Scollins is also a nationally certified mentor for principals and teaches in the Master of Education Program at Curry College. We are excited to have Dr. Scollins join our wonderful learning community.


    Louise L. Demas, Superintendent


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  • Dear Cohasset Families,

    I am excited to announce that John Mills has accepted the position of Principal of Cohasset Middle School. John comes to us with a wealth of experience in education including working for Scituate Public Schools, where he served as Assistant Principal of Scituate High School and as the Scituate District-wide Technology Integration Specialist.  For the past four years John has been an Assistant Principal at Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield. John has a student-centered approach; he has a middle and high school teaching background, experience leading Project- Based Learning and interdisciplinary teaming, and he will fit well within our school's approach to educate the whole child.


    Louise L. Demas, Superintendent


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CPS News

Superintendent's Welcome

  • Welcome to the Cohasset Public Schools

      Superintendent, Dr. Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.

    Greetings Cohasset Families,

    Welcome to Cohasset Public Schools. We are committed to fostering collaboration between students, teachers and families in an environment that educates and supports the "whole child" while ensuring students strive for maximum perofmance. “This is important. You can do it. I won’t give up on you” (Saphier & Gower, 1997) are three key messages that guide our work together. As Superinendent I will strive to support all stakeholders to thrive in this exciting learning environment.

    Some of My Educational Beliefs and Vision Points:

    • Supporting a student-centered approach throughout the District
    • Educating the whole child and prioritizing Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
    • Promoting trust and transparency with all stakeholders
    • Centering all of our work on a foundation of strong relationships
    • Celebrating staff and student accomplishments
    • Encouraging staff enthusiasm
    • Increasing inclusion, empathy, bullying prevention, safety and cultural competency
    • Increasing an inclusive and flexible approach to special education, which will reduce stigma and celebrate diversity
    • Inspiring Project-Based Learning (PBL) opportunities for all staff and students
    • Creating collective teacher efficacy through collaboration
    • Collaborating with community-based organizations to improve the education of the students
    • Promoting systems-thinking and strategic practices that build capacity to fulfill our District’s Strategic Plan
    • Increasing the collaboration and communication within the District Leadership Team
    • Utilizing data to expand teaching materials and improve pedagogy and tiered supports
    • Revising and creating systems and protocols throughout the District
    • Integrating meaningful technology and instructional pedagogy that effectively uses technology
    • Cultivating innovative learning practices that foster communication, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking
    • Listening to the voices of all stakeholders and involving them in decision-making processes
    • Eliciting stakeholder input regarding vision for the Cohasset Public Schools
    • Continuing the advancement of elementary literacy and numeracy
    • Promoting proactive and clear communication at all levels

    I am honored and humbled to continue my passionate belief in students, teachers and families in the role of Cohasset Superintendent. I am proud to work in such a wonderful community. Thank you again for this opportunity. Please feel free to follow me on Twitter at @SuperCohasset for additional information and District updates.


    Patrick Sullivan Ed.D.


    Cohasset Public Schools