When the Brown school was built in 1908, Teddy Roosevelt was president, Henry Ford was producing his first Model…More T, and Somerville needed a new school to accommodate an influx of working families. Today, Brown is not only the city's oldest elementary school, it's still known for its family atmosphere and strong focus on both academics and personal development.
With just over 250 students, it is the smallest school in Somerville, making for a tight-knit academic community backed up by very involved parents. Extensive afterschool programs (many led by parents) run from homework help to rock climbing. The building itself is nestled on a leafy neighborhood street in the Davis Square area with a small blacktop area for exercise and a school garden out front. The school is an international demonstration site for the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations, a nonprofit program that helps students set goals and reach them, and the social-emotional curriculum, Second Step, is also taught to students.
School stats and test scores are available on the school's website and here. Kathleen J. Seward is the principal.
Bed Bath & Beyond 119 Middlesex Ave, Somerville, MA02145 Whether it's back to school, moving into a new home or just sprucing up your place, Bed Bath & Beyond could easily…More be your one-stop-shop. You'll find bedding, cookware, table linens, window treatments, furniture, stuff for the kids' rooms and even electronics and luggage. The Assembly Square location is open 7 days a week, and you can get here on the 90 and 92 buses that stop right out front.
Its origins date back to the 1920s when the building housed the Somerville Historical Society's art collections, but…More this location officially became the Somerville Museum in 1988 after generous donations allowed for renovations.
The Somerville Museum is the only community-based and member-supported institution of it's kind in Somerville. Not unlike the Somerville Open Studios (SOS) project, which the museum participates in every year, the space is designed to be a reflection of this community's diversity. Exhibits range from work by local visual artists to historical presentations in a community context and coolaborative efforts with the Somerville Public Schools.
Additionally, the museum serves as a meeting place for cultural organizations and has hosted musical performances.
Somerville Museum encourages people to bring their creative/research ideas to the table for possible exhibit, even if they have no prior experience curating for museums. Please visit the Community Curatorial Program page of the museum's website for more information.