Thayer Academy 745 Washington St, Braintree, MA02184 Founded on the principles of General Sylvanus Thayer, father of West Point, Thayer Academy began in 1877 with just 30…More students. The opening was soon followed by the addition of laboratories and a sports complex. One hundred years later, the middle school was added and the school's current scale and focus took shape. Thayer is coed and has nearly 700 students on its 34-acre campus on Washington Street near Town Hall, the fire department headquarters and Thayer Public Library. There are 107 faculty members. The current headmaster is W. Theodore Koskores. Sports include football, cross country, field hockey, soccer, basketball and ice hockey.
Thayer is a hub of community resources and activities for Braintree residents of all ages. Along with a full stocking…More of fiction and nonfiction books, DVDs, CDs, reference material and computers for Internet and other use, the library has conference rooms available, a quiet reading room, a cafe and fun places for kids. There are two separate sections -- one for younger kids, with age-appropriate books and a playing area, and the other for teens, with reading material and more.
Downstairs, along with a number of computers and a community brochure/listing area, there are books for sale. Parking is free in the library's lot, located across the street from Town Hall, and don't forget to check out the reading reccommendations lists hung on the walls. They include such offerings as a list of alternatives to Stephen King and Arthur C. Clarke.
French's Common Park 1 John F Kennedy Memorial Dr, Braintree, MA02184 French's is part baseball field, part open space, playground and courts. Both basketball and tennis can be played at the…More far end, where there is also a swing set and jungle gym. At the entrance nearest Thayer Public Library, which is across the street, there is a well-kept baseball diamond with bleachers on the third and first base lines. There are no dogs allowed at this park, which is also just south of Thayer Academy on Washington Street and next to Town Hall. The basketball court has nets in both hoops and a bench for resting between play.