The City of Presidents
With deep historical ties, The Woodward School is situated in the heart of historic Quincy Massachusetts.
Woodward students benefit from wonderful rich experiences being educated in the heart of a historic community.
The City of Quincy, proclaimed by the Massachusetts General Assembly to be the most patriotic City in America, is home to many notable historic sites, as well as significant events and personalities in history (H.3128). Most of these historical sites are just a short walk from our school. In fact, The Woodward School opened its doors within a few years after The City of Quincy became a city - Quincy's history is Woodward's history.
- Quincy is the birthplace of two U.S. Presidents, John Adams and John Quincy Adams, Ebenezer Woodward's first and second cousin; the only community in the country as such.
- Quincy is the only community in America that is the final resting place of two U.S. Presidents and two First Ladies - President John & Abigail Adams and President John Quincy & Louisa Catherine Adams.
- Quincy is the home of America's first presidential library, the Stone Library at Peacefield, which houses 14,000 books from two presidents and other national treasures.
- Quincy is one of just four communities in the United States that's home of two signers of the Declaration of Independence: John Adams & John Hancock.
- Hancock Cemetery in Quincy is the final resting place of 69 veterans of the American Revolution.
- The Massachusetts Constitution, the world's oldest existing constitution and inspiration for the U.S. Constitution, was written in Quincy
- Quincy is the home of 108 sites listed on the national Register of Historic Places, including The Woodward School; and the home of seven National Historic Landmarks. Quincy is proud home of the oldest Flag Day parade in the nation, held each June 14 since 1952, followed by the unfurling of a 60-foot-long American flag, flyover, patriotic song and fireworks celebration.