West Somerville Neighborhood School
617-625-6600 ext. 6440
This newly renovated, state-of-the-art K-8 school is home to over 320 students, including a whip-smart Science Olympiad Team that makes a habit of winning state prizes. The school's location near Tuft's University creates opportunities for joint programs. A very active PTA hosts events and fundraisers as well as Family Nights to draw the school community together. Meanwhile, the school itself "places a strong emphasis on differentiated instruction and inclusion in the classroom for all students."
Outside, the modern building is flanked by a school garden out front, a playground on the side, and a black-top area behind the school for outdoor exercise. The school is an international demonstration site for the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations, a nonprofit program that aims to help students set goals and achieve them. The social-emotional curriculum, Second Step, is also taught to students in grades K-6. Numerous after-school activities are also offered.
Principal Thelma Davis leads the school. Test scores are available on the school's website and here.
- Handicap Accessible: Fully accessible.
- Number of students: 323
- Male-to-female ratio: 58.8% to 41.2%
- Public/Private: Public
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 13.3 to 1
- Parking: On-street: free
- Number of faculty: 24.2
- Grade levels: K-8
- Special education: Yes
- Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Library, Sports facilities