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Jules Catering
66 South St, Somerville, MA 02143
Located in a massive warehouse in an industrial and medical park, Jules Catering is easily found; the vehicles parkedMore outside act as a sign. Inside, the office is located above their multi-room kitchen facility, complete with hulking walk in freezers and long lines of bubbling pots. In business since 1987, Jules is a "Best of Boston" winner and specializes in corporate and full-service accounts. It has catered for clients as varied as Tufts University and the Symphony. 
West Somerville Neighborhood School
177 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA 02144

This newly renovated, state-of-the-art K-8 school is home to over 320 students, including a whip-smart ScienceMore 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.

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