Glover School

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The new Glover School building

Glover School is a public elementary school on Maple Street in Marblehead, Massachusetts, US. It educates around 250 students in grades K-3. The school consists of two buildings situated on a hilly 4.78-acre (19,300 m2) site.[1]


The former Glover School before it was demolished

The school was designed by architect Walter S. Brodie.[2] It consists of two buildings. The 'lower building' was built in 1916 and the 'upper building' in 1948.[1]

In May 1999 the community debated the cost of repairs to Glover School.[3]

In mid-2012 both buildings were demolished so that a new Glover School could be built in their place. School officials said the original buildings were antiquated and hard to maintain. The new building will have modern utilities and will add a kindergarten, increasing total enrollment to 425 students.[4]


The approach at Glover to Mathematics teaching was discussed in November 2001. The school currently uses the GoMath Program.[5]

Murder of teacher[edit]

On November 27, 1950, Beryl Atherton a teacher at the school, was found at her home with her throat slashed. The murder remains unsolved.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Keith Ablow, psychiatrist, writer, and former host/executive producer of the Dr. Keith Ablow Show. Ablow complained about being bullied at the school.[7]



  1. ^ a b Massachusetts School Building Authority (April 6, 2007). "Glover School: Massachusetts School Building Authority" (pdf). Retrieved 2007-12-03. 
  2. ^ "Walter S. Brodie, 73; Architect, designed schools in Mass., Maine". The Boston Globe. January 23, 1985. 
  3. ^ Laidler, John (May 2, 1999). "Marblehead voters face school choice Marblehead faces school costs". Boston Globe. 
  4. ^ Rosenberg, Steven (August 16, 2012). "Construction Begins on New Glover School". Boston Globe. Retrieved August 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ McCabe, Coco (November 11, 2001). "Everyday Math". The Boston Globe. 
  6. ^ Rattigan, David (October 30, 2005). "1950 slaying case still gripping". The Boston Globe. 
  7. ^ Joel Brown (September 7, 2007). "Show has Keith Ablow psyched". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2007-12-03. 

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Coordinates: 42°29′24.10″N 70°52′48.59″W / 42.4900278°N 70.8801639°W / 42.4900278; -70.8801639