Under the direction of Tony Pierantozzi, Superintendent of Schools, the Somerville School Department oversees the…More city's 11 public schools. Their administrative offices are located just outside Union Square on Washington St. Somerville School Committee subcommittee meetings are held in their accessible conference room.
Their web page features an online calendar of school events and important dates for students and parents. It also links to a wealth of resources for students and their caregivers, such as afterschool program information, online computer-assisted learning and details on athletics programs.
Somerville Public Schools Central Administration 42 Cross St, Somerville, MA02145 Located near the Edgerly School and East Somerville Community School, the Central Administration Building hosts the…More Office of the Superintendent, the Curriculum department, Student Services, and the human resources and finance offices. School committee meetings are held on the third floor conference room. Parents are encouraged to contact Central Administration directly for student services and other community concerns.
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.
Somerville Open Studios 1 Westwood Rd, Somerville, MA02143 Somerville Open Studios (SOS) is a non-profit organization that manages and coordinates more than 300 artists and…More 100-plus venues for its annual Open Studios art gallery, a community-wide event held the last weekend of April each year. SOS strives to give local artists exposure and broaden the public's appreciation of art by providing access to local artists' work. This organization provides trolley service to artists' studios throughout the weekend. It also collaborates with Somerville schools throughout the year.
SCALE is a public school for adults, offering classes in the English language, adult basic education and GED…More programs. Founded in 1972 as an extension of the Somerville Public School systems, all classes are free. While one does not need to be a Somerville resident to become a student, residents are favored first.
The school is located on the bottom floor of the Tufts Administration Building and just four blocks from the Davis Square MBTA station.
Students above the age of 18 are given a placement test in math and English to assess their current skill level and are then assigned to the appropriate class. The center also has a GED program for students aged 16 to 18 who have officially dropped out of high school.
Founded in 2000 by local residents, Groundwork Somerville's mission is to educate youth about the environment.…More Through their healthy education, green jobs and sustainable community programs, this nonprofit supports farmers markets, national parks and urban schoolyard gardens.
Originally serving only younger children, the curriculum has expanded to include a high school jobs and internships initiative as well as a program for 18-28-year-olds. Every public Somerville elementary school has a school garden created via Groundwork programs. Recently the group also spearheaded a cleanup project of invasive water chestnuts along the Mystic River.
Executive director Jennifer Lawrence is always accepting new volunteers of all ages. Call or e-mail for more information.