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Driving Directions

Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools in the Main Campus

Directions to Central Office at 16 Charter Road, Acton: Google Map and Campus Map.

Directions to Main Campus (978) 264-4700

–McCarthy-Towne School, 11 Charter Road, Acton, MA
–Merriam School, 11 Charter Road, Acton, MA
–R. J. Grey Junior High School and Superintendent's Office, 16 Charter Road, Acton, MA
–Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, 36 Charter Road, Acton, MA
–Administration Building and Preschool, 15 Charter Road, Acton, MA


[Note: DO NOT rely on GPS to find the School Campus addresses; they may put you in the wrong location.]

From North/South

  • Take Route 495 to Route 2 East. Follow directions for From WEST or 
  • Take Route 128 to Route 2 West. Follow directions for From EAST. 

From EAST

  • Take Route 2 West to Acton. 
  • Turn left on Exit 43, Route 111. 
  • Go straight through the light (intersection of Rt. 111 and Rt. 27). 
  • Take the first right onto Charter Road (school campus). 

From West

  • Take Route 2 East to Exit 42—the Acton/Maynard exit. 
  • Turn right onto Route 27 at the end of the ramp. 
  • At the first light (about 1/2 mile), turn right onto Route 111. 
  • At the first right, turn onto Charter Road (school campus). 

For the Parker Damon Building (McCarthy-Towne and Merriam Elementary Schools)

  • Turn right at the second driveway. McCarthy-Towne and Merriam share the Parker Damon Building, the grey building at the back of the parking lot.

For the R. J. Grey Junior High and the Superintendent's Office

  • R. J. Grey is the building up the hill on your left. 
  • Park in the lower lot across from the tennis courts and enter through the building's main entrance. 
  • Check in at the Principal's Office and get directions there for the Superintendent's Office if needed. 

For the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School

  • Follow Charter Road straight ahead to the High School parking lot, about 1/8 mile. 
  • Turn left into the parking lot. Visitor parking is closest to the main entrance. 
For the Administration Building
  • Turn right at the second or third driveway. The Administration Building is at the end of the third driveway, in the wooded area. 

Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools Outside the Main Campus

Directions to the Outlying Elementary Schools

–Blanchard Elementary School, 493 Mass. Avenue (Rt. 111), Boxborough, MA (978) 264-4293
–Conant Elementary School, 80 Taylor Road, Acton, MA (978) 266-2550
–Douglas Elementary School, 21 Elm Street, Acton, MA (978) 266-2560
–Gates Elementary School, 75 Spruce Street, Acton, MA (978) 266-2570

For Blanchard School from West

  • Take Route 111 East from Route 495 to Boxborough. 
  • Blanchard Elementary is 2.0 miles on the left.

For Conant School from West

  • Take Route 2 East from 495 to Acton.
  • Continue past the Acton-Maynard/Route 27 Exit.
  • Stay in the left lane, and bear left into the Route 2/Taylor Road immediately after you go under the bridge intersection.
  • Proceed across Route 2 onto Taylor Road. Conant School is on the right, about 1/4 mile.

For Douglas School from West

  • Take Route 111 East from Route 495 to Acton
  • In Acton, at the lights at Route 111 and Central Street, turn left onto Central.
  • Cross the railroad tracks (in about 1/2 mile) and turn right onto Elm Street.
  • The school will be on your right after the playing fields.

For Gates School from West

  • Take Route 111 East from Route 495 to Acton.
  • In Acton, go through the lights at Route 111 and Central Street (the first traffic lights in Acton).
  • After one block, turn left at the Mobil station onto Spruce Street.
  • Cross the Arlington Street/Spruce Street intersection.
  • Gates School is at the end of Spruce Street, in ~1/4 mile.

For Blanchard School from East

  • Take Route 2 West to Acton.
  • After the lights, about 2 miles after the rotary in Concord, take Exit 43 onto Route 111 (from the left lane of Rt. 2).
  • Proceed through the lights at the Route 111/Route 27 intersection and the Central Street Intersection. 
  • Blanchard School is about 2.0 miles on the right.

For Conant School from East

  • Take Route 2 West to Acton.
  • At the lights about 2 miles after the rotary in Concord, turn right onto Taylor Road.
  • Conant School is on the right in about 1/4 mile.

For Gates School from East

  • Take Route 2 West to Acton.
  • After the lights, about 2 miles after the rotary in Concord, take Exit 43 onto Route 111 (from the left lane of Rt. 2).
  • Proceed through the lights at the Route 111/Route 27 intersection.
  • Continue on Route 111 to Spruce Street (about 1/2 mile).
  • Turn right at the Mobil station onto Spruce Street.
  • Cross the Arlington Street/Spruce Street intersection.
  • Gates School is at the end of Spruce Street, in about 1/4 mile.
For Douglas School from East
  • Take Route 2 West to Acton.
  • After the lights, about 2 miles after the rotary in Concord, take Exit 43 onto Route 111 (from the left lane of Rt. 2).
  • Proceed through the lights at the Route 111/Route 27 intersection.
  • At the next lights (intersection of Route 111 and Central Street), turn right onto Central Street.
  • After crossing the railroad tracks in about 3/4 mile, turn right onto Elm Street.
  • The school will be on your right after the playing fields.