Reading was an early and active participant in Boston's METCO program, which brought African American and inner-city students from Boston to attend grades K-12.
Austin Preparatory School, is a co-ed, independent school, in the Augustinian Catholic tradition, founded in 1962. It is located on 55 acres of land and has an enrollment of 700 students, providing instruction for students in grades 6–12.
|Reading Public Schools||GRADES||TYPE||SIZE||RATING|
|Alice M Barrows Elementary School||KG-5||Elementary School||369||8/10|
|Arthur W Coolidge Middle School||6-8||Middle School||449||9/10|
|Birch Meadow Elementary School||KG-5||Elementary School||384||6/10|
|J Warren Killam Elementary School||KG-5||Elementary School||463||6/10|
|Joshua Eaton Elementary School||KG-5||Elementary School||455||8/10|
|Reading Memorial High School||9-12||High School||1307||6/10|
|Walter S Parker Middle School||6-8||Middle School||564||9/10|
|Wood End Elementary School||KG-5||Elementary School||338||9/10|
|Reading Private Schools||GRADES||TYPE||SIZE||RATING|
|Austin Preparatory School||6-12||Roman Catholic||740||N/A|
|The Goddard School||NS-K||Daycare/Preschool||N/A||N/A|
|Humpty Dumpty School||NS-PK||Daycare/Preschool||45||N/A|
|Reading Montessori School||PK-KG||Montessori School||49||N/A|
*All school statistics have been sourced from GreatSchools.org.
When it comes to Reading real estate, condominiums and single-family homes dominate.
There are numerous historical landmarks that help define the city’s Colonial origin. The Parker Tavern is the town's oldest remaining 17th-century structure, built in 1694. This property, on Washington Street, is currently owned and operated by the non-profit Reading Antiquarian Society.
When you are in Reading, you can’t miss Jordan’s BeanStalk™ Adventure Ropes Course. Make your way across this one-of-a-kind sky ropes course and head up 12 or 24 feet onto zig zag beams, crisscross angled rope ladders, and spaghetti hand lines. Walk the plank at 24 feet then travel out on a 6-inch standalone beam, pivot and return. Enjoy two levels of challenging ropes course, 30 exciting activities and for young adventurers, there’s BeanSprout™, a specially designed course for children 2-7. Adventurers must be at least 48" tall or 42" if accompanied by a chaperone. Groups of 10 or more paying on the same transaction receive a 10% discount.