Schools at a Glance 2020 21 - Rigorous, Joyful & Culturally Responsive Learning and Personalized Support - Cambridge Public Schools

 
Schools at a Glance 2020 21 - Rigorous, Joyful & Culturally Responsive Learning and Personalized Support - Cambridge Public Schools
Schools at a Glance
cambridge public schools                 2020 – 21

                                                       School District
                                                     Childhood
                                                       Early
                 Rigorous, Joyful & Culturally
                     Responsive Learning and

                                                     Elementary
                        Personalized Support

                                                       Schools
                                                     Schools
                                                      Upper
                                                     School
                                                      High
                                                       Resources
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SUPERINTENDENT’S WELCOME

Dear Families & Community,

It is my great honor and privilege to welcome you to Cambridge Public Schools
(CPS) - a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive school community.

In the midst of the global pandemic, the CPS community - including students,
educators, families, and staff - have demonstrated great resilience, flexibility,
creativity and strength.

CPS’s shared vision of providing a rigorous, joyful and culturally responsive
learning experience and personalized support for every student is even more
important in the current context, when every student may need something
different to be successful.

CPS also continues its journey to become an actively anti-racist school district and organization, by working towards
instilling inclusive principles across our hiring and retention practices for staff, culturally responsive teaching and
learning for students, and meaningful partnership with our families, out-of-school time partners, and community
members.

In this Schools-at-a-Glance, you’ll find information about our schools, programs, and key contacts to help you
navigate your journey with CPS.

We greatly value our relationship with families as we work together to support our students academic, social,
emotional, and developmental needs. We look forward to many years of collaboration and partnership.
 Thank you and welcome to the CPS family!

Sincerely,

Kenneth N. Salim, Ed.D.
Superintendent

Disclaimer: Information presented in Schools at a Glance refers to normal operating procedures.
Some information may differ during the 2020-21 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

                       3    Registration
                                                                                           8       Early Childhood
                                                                                                   & Preschool Programs

OVERVIEW               5    Map of Schools
                                                                  PRESCHOOL &              12      Elementary Schools

   OF CPS                                                          ELEMENTARY

                       7    District Overview
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       DISTRICT PLAN
 VISION
 Rigorous, Joyful, and Culturally Responsive Learning + Personalized Support
 Builds Postsecondary Success and Engaged Community Members

 Cambridge Public Schools, in partnership with our families and community, will provide all students with rigorous,
 joyful, and culturally responsive learning as well as the social, emotional, and academic supports each student needs to

                                                                                                                            School District
 achieve their goals and post secondary success as engaged community members. CPS students and staff, as members of a
 learning organization engaged in continuous improvement, will demonstrate a growth mindset and embrace risk taking
 and innovation.

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

  EQUITY AND                ENGAGING                  WHOLE               PARTNERSHIP              IMPROVEMENT
     ACCESS                 LEARNING                  CHILD                EXPAND AND                    Improve
   Provide equity         Provide engaging           Support the              strengthen           implementation and
    and access to            learning for           whole child as        family partnerships      progress monitoring.
increase opportunity      students and staff        an individual.          and community
  and achievement.          to strengthen                                    partnerships.
                          instruction for all
                          types of learners.

OUTCOMES
The District plan defines 22 Strategic Initiatives that will help CPS to realize our vision. To measure the impact
of this work, the School Committee will consider the following outcome measures:

     Grade 3 Literacy                                            School Climate Survey
     Grade 8 Mathematics                                         Students’ Meaningful Connections with Adults
     Advanced Placement and Honors Enrollment                    Chronic Absenteeism
     Percentage of Teachers of Color

                       27     Upper Schools                                                     36      Family Engagement,
                                                                                                        Student Support

GRADES                 31     High School
                              Programs
                                                                 INFORMATION                    40      Food & Nutrition,
                                                                                                        Transportation
   6-12                                                           FOR FAMILIES

                                                                                                42      CPS Leadership
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Registering for School
Hours                                   Age Eligibility & When to Register
8:30am – 3:30pm | Monday – Friday
All year long, except holidays          Child’s                   Eligible to enter in          When
                                        Birth date                September 2021                to Register
All visits to the SRC must be by
appointment only. If you wish to
                                        April 1, 2017 –           Tobin Montessori,             October 2020
make an appointment, please email
                                        August 31, 2018           Special Start,                3-Year-Old Lottery
welcome@cpsd.us or call 617.349.6551.
                                                                  FMA Scholar College           (limited seats available)

Location:                               September 1, 2016         Junior Kindergarten           January 2021
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School         – March 31, 2017                                        JK/K Lottery
459 Broadway, 02138                     September 1, 2015         Kindergarten                  January 2021
                                        – August 31, 2016
                                                                                                JK/K Lottery
Tel: 617.349.6551 | Fax: 617.349.6552
Email: welcome@cpsd.us                  September 1, 2014         First Grade                   On or after
                                        – August 31, 2015                                       January 2, 2021

Website:                                September 1, 2003         High School                   On or after
                                        – August 31, 2007                                       October 1, 2020
www.cpsd.us/administration/src

                                        Note: Students transferring from an American school with different age
                                        eligibility guidelines are assigned based on their prior grade level. Families
                                        seeking other exceptions to CPS grade level policy may make their request
                                        to the School Principal after they receive their school assignment.

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Save Time - Register Online
The Student Registration Center offers the
option of submitting your application online
using our Registration Gateway System.
Upload required documents and complete
all forms through this convenient online
registration tool.

                                                                                                           School District
IMPORTANT:
In-person registrations are by appointment
only. Please e-mail welcome@cpsd.us to
request an appointment or call 617.349.6551.

                                               Easy as 1-2-3
                                               1.   Gather the required documents (listed on the
                                                    front page of the application or requested in
                                                    the registration system).

                                               2. Fill out the registration form - online or paper.
                                                    If you use paper forms, you may scan or e-mail
                                                    them along with the required documents to
                                                    welcome@cpsd.us.

                                               3. A SRC staff member will process your registration,
                                                    contact you with confirmation, and inform you
About Controlled Choice                             of additional steps that may be necessary for
                                                    completion.
Cambridge does not have neighborhood
schools. Under the Controlled Choice
                                               Please Note: If families wish to visit the SRC, they must
policy, school assignments are based on:
                                               make an appointment by emailing welcome@cpsd.us or
                                               calling 617.349.6551.
  •   Parent preferences
  •   Open seats
  •   Socioeconomic (SES) balance as
      measured by the percentage of
      students who do, and do not, qualify
      for free or reduced price meals
  •   Combined enrollment and SES
      balance of the schools that feed
      into each Upper School

During the lotteries held in October and
January, Controlled Choice also considers
priorities such as siblings, proximity
and/or program language.

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CAMBRIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS MAP

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School District

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SCHOOL DISTRICT OVERVIEW

    Early Childhood Programs                   (limited space available)

                    Special Start                                 Tobin Montessori        Fletcher Maynard
                    Does not feed into an                         Children’s House        Scholar College
                    elementary school.

    Elementary Schools                  (Grades JK – 5)

    Amigos JK - 8   Kennedy-Longfellow       Baldwin School       Tobin Montessori        Fletcher Maynard
    School          School                                        School                  Academy

                    Dr. Martin Luther        Peabody School       Graham & Parks          Cambridgeport
                    King, Jr. School                              School                  School

                    Morse School                                  Haggerty School         King Open School

    Upper Schools           (Grades 6 – 8)
                    Putnam Avenue            Rindge Avenue        Vassal Lane             Cambridge Street
                    Upper School             Upper School         Upper School            Upper School

    High School       (Grades 9 – 12)
                      Cambridge Rindge and Latin School ■ High School Extension Program
                                      & Rindge School of Technical Arts

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Childhood
                                            Early

Early
Childhood
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the      Early Years
                                                                    Project
                                                         The Early Years Project supports children,
                                                         infants through preschool, by working with
                                                         their early childhood educators and families.
                                                         Our child development specialists work
                                                         with child care centers and family childcare
                                                         providers to create welcoming communities for
              www.cpsd.us/b3                             all children, and address the needs of individual
                                                         and/or groups of children about whom
                                                         providers have concerns.

VISION:                                                  We collaborate with educators and families
All children in Cambridge receive high quality early     to understand the child and to support them
education and care from birth through third grade.       in the classroom and at home. We reflect on
As a result, all children enter school ready to thrive   teaching practices, routines, curriculum, and
academically, socially, emotionally, and continue        the environment to promote wellbeing, healthy
to do so through third grade and beyond.                 development, and learning. We share articles,
                                                         handouts, and resources, as well as referrals
                                                         for specialized services.

Children start learning as soon as they are born         Our work is strengths-based and grounded in
and their overall early development has a profound       respect of the cultural norms practiced within
impact on their future success. To ensure a good         each center and family. We have Spanish and
start in life, all children need high quality early      English-speaking specialists on our team.
education and care, access to physical and mental        Our services are offered free of charge to any
health care, and strong family support.                  childcare center or family childcare provider
                                                         in the City of Cambridge. The Early Years
The Birth to 3rd Grade Partnership works to              Project is a collaboration that includes
strengthen the early childhood and care network in       Cambridge Public Schools, Riverside
Cambridge so that all children can access programs       Community Care, the City of Cambridge,
that are affordable, high-quality, and meet the needs    Birth to Grade Three Partnership, and the
of working families. It also supports efforts to im-     Cambridge Health Alliance.
prove access to quality healthcare, and to strengthen
family engagement practices in early education and       Dr. Fran Roznowski
care programs.                                           135 Berkshire Street
                                                         Cambridge, MA 02141
The Partnership is a city-wide initiative led by over    617.349.6485
45 parents and community-based providers. With           froznowski@cpsd.us (September – June)
an office at the CPS Administration Building the
Early Childhood Director reports to the CPS
Assistant Superintendent for Elementary
Education and to the Assistant City Manager for
Human Services. Together with two early childhood
specialists, the program seeks to improve early
childhood experiences for all children.

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PROGRAMS FOR PRESCHOOLERS

Home-Based Early Childhood                               Special Start
Education Program                                        https://www.cpsd.us/special_start

Located at Haggerty School                               Shelagh Kelly Walker, Coordinator
110 Cushing Street n Cambridge, MA 02138                 skellywalker@cpsd.us

                                                         Liz Rollins, Lead Teacher

                                                                                                       Childhood
The Home-Based Early Childhood Education
                                                         erollins@cpsd.us n 617.349.3251
Program supports parents in their role as their

                                                                                                         Early
children’s first teachers. For over 40 years, the
                                                         Special Start classrooms offer an inclusion-
program has provided trained Home Visitors to
                                                         ary educational experience where children
families of children between the ages of 18 months
                                                         with disabilities are educated with children
and 3.5 years old. Certified by the ParentChild+
                                                         without disabilities. Students who do not
Home Program (PCHP), a research-based national
                                                         have disabilities serve as peer models for
program, this program encourages parents to use
                                                         learning, and are enrolled through the lottery
play, everyday items, and the world around them
                                                         process. Students with disabilities are assigned
as tools for learning.
                                                         through the Team Evaluation Process and have
                                                         Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
Home visits last one hour per week and follow
a thematic curriculum based on the interests of
                                                         Special Start classrooms use innovative curricula
young children and is designed for the way young
                                                         with individualization for every student based on
children learn best: through active involvement.
                                                         each child’s growth and development. The
Home Visitors share skills, ideas, resources, and
                                                         classroom provides a higher student teacher ratio
activities related to the curriculum theme.
                                                         than traditional preschool classrooms. Our goal
                                                         is to meet the needs of all children in our learning
Each week, the Home Visitor brings a new book
                                                         community by meeting or exceeding state and
and an educational toy or activity. The materials
                                                         federal requirements for early childhood education.
are given to families free of charge, so they can be
used again and again. Parents are encouraged to use
                                                         Special Start offers a half day program, operating
the books and other materials as often as possible
                                                         four hours each weekday. The program is not an
during the time between home visits. Families who
                                                         entry point for any elementary school, and
wish to participate must live in Cambridge, have an
                                                         children who participate in Special Start must
age-eligible child, and be available to participate in
                                                         re-register during the Kindergarten Lottery to
the learning activities provided by the Home Visitor
                                                         receive an elementary school assignment.
during the weekly visit and throughout the week.
Enrollment is ongoing on a first-come, first-served
basis.

To learn more please contact:
Tamara Joy Harper        Peggy Beucler
Program Coordinator      Assistant Coordinator
tharper@cpsd.us          pbeucler@cpsd.us
617.349.6849             617.349.6724

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PROGRAMS FOR PRESCHOOLERS

 Fletcher Maynard Scholar College                      Tobin Montessori Children’s House
 https://fma.cpsd.us                                   https://tobin.cpsd.us

 Maisha Rounds, Principal                              Jaime Frost, Principal
 Daniel Skeritt, Family Liaison                        Zakkiyya Witherspoon, Family Liaison

 225 Windsor St. n Cambridge, MA 02139                 197 Vassal Lane n Cambridge, MA 02138
 mrounds@cpsd.us n 617.349.6588                        jfrost@cpsd.us n 617.349.6600

 School Hours                                          School Hours: 7am - 2pm
 Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays |           Afterschool programs are available.
 7:45am - 3:45pm; Wednesdays | 7:45am - 2pm            Tobin Montessori is the first public school in
                                                       the United States to achieve accreditation by
 Scholar College is an early point of entry into       the American Montessori Society.
 Fletcher Maynard Academy (FMA) for a small
 number of children. Students attend an 8 hour         Montessori Children’s House is the name for the
 school day, 4 days per week—with early release        classrooms for children between the ages of 3 - 5
 on Wednesdays.                                        years old. In the unique Montessori model,
                                                       children spend three years in the same class with
 The philosophy of Scholar College is that childhood   the same teacher in order to foster maturity and
 is a joyful time and that children need to be free    independence. By age five, children have
 to explore the world, practice skills, and learn to   experienced the spiral Montessori curriculum.
 navigate and develop social interactions. Our
 participatory learning curriculum is student-         Concrete, self-correcting materials help children
 directed and relies on hands-on experiences with      develop abstract concepts by exploration in math,
 people, objects, events, and ideas.                   literacy, geography, social studies, science,
                                                       practical life, sensorial exploration, art, music, and
 Scholar College students will go on to complete       physical education. Children’s House students are
 Grades 1-5 at FMA, and may not participate in         enrolled at Tobin Montessori through fifth grade
 the Kindergarten lottery. The school embraces         and may not participate in the Kindergarten Lottery.
 diversity and celebrates the international roots
 of our students and families. Children are            Learn more about Tobin Montessori School
 introduced to Spanish world language study            on page 26.
 starting in preschool. As students get older,
 families can elect to go on an all-school trip and
 experience international travel destinations that
 have included Spain, Morocco & India.

 Learn more about Fletcher Maynard Academy
 on page 19.                                               Limited seats are available in these
                                                           programs. Please apply during the
                                                           3-Year-Old Lottery, which takes place
                                                           annually in October.

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Elementary
                                            Schools

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       Amigos School

       Baldwin School

       Cambridgeport School

       Fletcher Maynard Academy

       Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School

       Graham & Parks School

       Haggerty School

       Kennedy-Longfellow School

       King Open School

       Morse School

       Peabody School

       Tobin Montessori School

      Every Elementary School offers:

      •   CitySprouts Garden                •      Educational field trips and assemblies
      •   Responsive Classroom              •      Alignment to the Massachusetts
      •   DHSP “Community Schools”                 Curriculum Standards
          enrichment classes                •      Local partnerships that offer enrichment
      •   Farm-to-Cafeteria, nutritious,
          multicultural school meals

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LANGUAGE STUDY IN CAMBRIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Options for Learning a                              World Language Classes
New Language                                        American        Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (CRLS),
                                                    Sign Language   High School Extension Program (HSEP)
Language study provides an opportunity
                                                    Arabic          CRLS
to explore what it means to live in a global
community. There are two models for language        French          Cambridge Street Upper School (CSUS)
study in Cambridge Public Schools:                                  Putnam Avenue Upper School (PAUS)
                                                                    Rindge Avenue Upper Campus (RAUC)
  •   World Language classes teach                                  Vassal Lane Upper School (VLUS)
      language fundamentals while building                          CRLS
      appreciation for another culture. All
      students are required to study a World        Latin           CRLS
      Language starting in 6th Grade. In            Chinese         Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School
      addition, several of our elementary                           PAUS
      schools offer world language classes.                         CRLS

  •   Two-Way Immersion offers a more               Spanish         Fletcher Maynard Academy
      intensive approach. All teaching takes                        Morse School
      place in two languages. Students learn                        Peabody School
      reading, writing, math, science, and                          CSUS, PAUS, RAUC & VLUS
      social studies in both of the languages.                      CRLS & HSEP
      Immersion is the most effective way to
      learn a language, second only to living
      in another country.
                                                    Two-Way Immersion Opportunities
There are many benefits to language study,
including boosting critical thinking flexibility,   Chinese & English      Chinese Immersion Program
memory & problem-solving skills. Language                                  at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School
programs also build cultural pride, as students                            & Putnam Avenue Upper School
who speak the language see their culture            Portuguese & English Olà Program at King Open School
represented in the classroom. Finally, Colleges                          & Cambridge Street Upper School
and employers especially seek out applicants                               Amigos School / Escuela Amigos
                                                    Spanish & English
who can speak more than one language.                                      & Honors Program at CRLS

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AMIGOS SCHOOL                                                                                   Grades JK – 8

 More Information                    la escuela amigos está dedicada a una sólida
                                     tradición de excelencia en la educación bilingüe
 Amigos School
 15 Upton Street, 02139              del inglés y el español .
 617.349.6567
 https://amigos.cpsd.us              The Amigos School is committed to a        Located in the Cambridgeport
                                     strong tradition of excellence in a dual   neighborhood, Amigos is a
 Sarah B. Marrero
 Principal                           language education of English              comprehensive Junior K – 8 school.
                                     and Spanish. Two-way immersion
 Marco Curnen                        holds great promise for developing         Amigos welcomes students from
 Assistant Principal                                                            diverse neighborhoods and cultural
                                     high levels of academic achievement,
 Lillian Rater                       bilingualism, and cultural                 backgrounds. Latinx Heritage
 Family Liaison                      competencies among students.               Celebration is an annual highlight
 617.349.6315                                                                   of the school year, bringing families,
 lrater@cpsd.us                                                                 teachers and students together for
                                     Two-way immersion education
 Hours: 8:55am – 2:55pm              contributes to long-term preparation       food and music performances.
 Early Drop-off: 7:30am              of students for the global economy.
                       Amigos        Bringing culturally diverse students       Through school-community
                                     together in situations in which each       collaborations, Amigos strives to
                                     has equal status spurs motivation          provide quality out-of-school-time
                      Cambridge
                    Rindge & Latin   and promotes cohesion, community           programs that foster linguistic and
                                     building, and cooperation.                 cultural connections.

                                              amigos.cpsd.us
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BALDWIN SCHOOL

                                                                                                                          Elementary
More Information                      baldwin ’ s vision drives our work with students

                                                                                                                            Schools
Baldwin School                        every day . we believe in joy , belonging , challenge
85 Oxford Street, 02138               and growth for every baldwin student , every day .
617.349.6525
https://baldwin.cpsd.us               Baldwin lives by its core values of:        technology and creative expression
                                      Joy, Growth, Effort, Care, and              to learn and explore. Our school
Heidi Cook
Principal                             Community. This supports every student      enjoys strong relationships with the
                                      in taking risks, learning, and reaching     Harvard Museum of Natural History
John Roderick                         his or her full potential; while building   and the Harvard Art Museums. These
Assistant Principal                                                               partnerships form the basis of integrated
                                      community, individual responsibility,
Susan Tiersch                         and self-confidence.                        interdisciplinary projects that take
Family Liaison                                                                    student learning out of the classroom
617.349.6525 x105                     Every class starts the day with Morning     and into the community.
stiersch@cpsd.us
                                      Meeting, which sets the foundation
Hours: 8:55am – 2:55pm                for a positive environment where            Beginning in Grade 2 our students have
                                      ownership of learning and personal          the opportunity to go on overnight
                          Baldwin
                                      responsibility are the focus. Student-      camping trips to Cape Cod and New
                         Peabody      directed All-School Meetings support        Hampshire. These overnight experiential
                                      the ideal that children are responsible     education camping trips are a tradition at
                      Rindge Avenue   for building our school culture.            the Baldwin School. We offer our students
                      Upper School                                                free before and after school programs
                                      Technology and expanded arts                including basketball, French, STEM club,
                                      instruction are integrated into teaching    and sewing.
                                      and learning at Baldwin, so that students
                                      can become experts in using

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CAMBRIDGEPORT
 More Information                 at cambridgeport , we believe that learning unfolds

 Cambridgeport School             when we provide conditions in which children can
 89 Elm Street, 02139             explore , inquire , and shape their own understandings .
 617.349.6587
 https://cambridgeport.cpsd.us
                                  Cambridgeport teachers and families      that has a specific purpose and an authentic
 Genteen Lacet Jean-Michel        work as a community toward assuring      audience. Examples might include
 Principal                        success for every child. The school      exploring the life cycle and importance
                                  values the culture and beliefs that      of butterflies or the role of fables within
 Audrey Sturgis
 Assistant Principal              each child brings to the classroom,      a culture or society.
                                  and teachers believe that children
 Kristen Emack                    must engage with their world in order    The structure of looped classrooms
 Family Liaison                   to make sense of it and build their      supports the Cambridgeport philosophy.
 617.349.6587 x111
 kemack@cpsd.us                   knowledge. Each student is expected      Beginning in 1st grade, teachers stay with
                                  to take responsibility for his/her own   their class through the end of 2nd Grade.
 Hours: 8:25am – 2:25pm           learning, while collaborating,           Students have a new teacher for 3rd and

                 Cambridgeport    supporting, and respecting others.       4th grade, and spend one year with their
                                                                           5th grade teacher. The strong bonds that
               Fletcher Maynard   Teachers provide learning experiences    form between teacher and students
                                  that guide and capture our               support a deeper level of understanding,
                     King Open
                                  student’s interests while at the same    learning, and engagement.
                                  time helping them to develop literacy
               Cambridge Street   and math skills, think critically,
                Upper School
                                  problem solve, and engage in rich
                                  scientific and historical inquiry.
                                  Learning expeditions allow students to
                                  investigate a topic and produce work

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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

                                                                                                                            Elementary
More Information                     the dr . martin luther king , jr . school is an

                                                                                                                              Schools
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School   innovative public school where every student
102 Putnam Avenue, 02139             learns mandarin chinese .
617.349.6562, https://mlk.cpsd.us
                                     The King School provides two               enrichment and more time on core
Gerald Yung, Principal
                                     options for pursuing Chinese               subject areas.
Carmen Cohen                         language study. Students may pursue
School Operations Manager            a sequential two-way immersion             The extended day offers teachers the
                                     option focused on the development          flexibility to set the pace and intensity
Marguerite Hicks-Gyewu
Family Liaison, 617.349.6454         of biliteracy in both English and          of learning based on student needs
mhicks-gyewu@cpsd.us                 Mandarin Chinese. Or, students may         and interests. This time also enables
                                     choose to balance daily Chinese lessons    us to offer enhanced enrichment that
Hours:
                                     with other core content. For Grades        captures students’ curiosity.
7:55am – 3:55pm | M, Tu, Th, F
7:55am – 1:55pm | W                  JK – 2, classrooms follow two learning
                                     strands, which merge together for          The King School recently moved
              Kennedy-Longfellow     English and Chinese instruction for        into a brand-new, state-of-the-art
                                     Grades 3 – 5.                              and environmentally sustainable
               Martin Luther King                                               new school building located at
                                     We believe our programs prepare,           100 Putnam Avenue. Housed
                     Morse
                                     enrich, and challenge our students for     alongside Putnam Avenue Upper
                                     success as global citizens and scholars.   School, our students benefit from
                Putnam Avenue        Thanks to a grant from the state of        this wonderful new facility for their
                 Upper School
                                     Massachusetts, students benefit from       entire K – 8 experience.
                                     an expanded learning day, which
                                     provides opportunities for increased

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FLETCHER MAYNARD ACADEMY
 More Information
                                   fletcher maynard academy is committed to building and
 Fletcher Maynard Academy          nurturing a community of caring citizens who are life
 225 Windsor Street, 02139
                                   long learners .
 617.349.6588
 https://fma.cpsd.us               Fletcher Maynard is a welcoming              This performance-based music education

 Maisha Rounds                     community with a global perspective.         system brings music to life through
 Principal                         We celebrate the diversity of our students   multicultural folk songs, dances, singing
 mrounds@cpsd.us                   and families through our weekly whole        games, art, jazz, and classical music. Each
                                   school community meetings, multiple          year, the community works together to
 Deborah Hood-Brown
 Assistant Principal               cultural events, and our International       raise funds so that every student can
 dhood-brown@cpsd.us               Dinner of Thanks held each November.         travel abroad with the school if they
                                   The diversity of our students’ learning      choose to participate. Past trips included
 Daniel Skeritt                    needs is also embraced with a tiered         England, Mexico, Costa Rica, China, Italy,
 Family Outreach and
 Engagement Liaison                system of supports for both academic         Senegal, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Morocco,
 Office: 617.349.6589              and social learning.                         and India.
 Mobile: 857.270.3351
 dskeritt@cpsd.us                  Fletcher Maynard’s extended learning

 Hours:                            time provides increased opportunity
 7:45am – 3:45pm | M, Tu, Th, F    for academic engagement and special
 7:45am – 2pm | W                  enrichment programs. All of our students
                                   study Spanish and take Kodaly music
                                   classes four days per week.
                  Cambridgeport

                Fletcher Maynard

                   King Open

                Cambridge Street

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                 Upper School

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GRAHAM AND PARKS SCHOOL
More Information

                                                                                                                             Elementary
                                       at graham and parks alternative school , you ’ ll find

                                                                                                                               Schools
Graham and Parks School                a multicultural learning community built upon a
44 Linnaean Street, 02138
                                       profound respect for every student and every family .
617.349.6577
https://grahamandparks.cpsd.us
                                       From our founding, we’ve provided a       Our school prides itself on our
Tony Byers                             child-centered, project-based approach    international diversity; our families
Principal                              that imparts necessary academic skills    speak over 30 different languages. Our
Claudie Jean-Baptiste                  while nurturing the curiosity and         school is home to a Sheltered English
Assistant Principal                    intellectual excitement that drives all   Immersion program, which serves
cbaptiste@cpsd.us                      worthwhile learning.                      students whose primary language is
                                                                                 other than English.
Lauren Morse
Family Liaison                         Students conduct hands-on research,
617.349.6577 x115                      investigation, fieldwork, and             At Graham & Parks, teachers view parents
lmorse@cpsd.us                         interviews. By collaborating with their   as colleagues. Our community values
Mildrid Gédéon                         peers to apply academic skills to         differences of opinion and perspective
Sheltered English Immersion            real-world problems, they build           so that our school can meet the needs of
(SEI)Family Liaison                    connections between different subjects    all families. We believe in educating the
617.349.6577 x120
                                       and between one another. Learning         whole child. For this reason, the social
mgedeon@cpsd.us
                                       culminates with final projects that are   curriculum is as much of a priority as
Hours: 8:25am – 2:25pm                 shared with the larger community.         academic content and skills.

                    Graham & Parks

                        Haggerty

                    Tobin Montessori

                     Vassal Lane

                                       grahamandparks.cpsd.us
                     Upper School

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HAGGERTY SCHOOL
 More Information                 the haggerty school offers a multi - cultural learning
                                  environment where students learn through mutual
 Haggerty School
 110 Cushing Street, 02138        respect and cooperation .
 617.349.6555
 https://haggerty.cpsd.us         Our school motto, “Everyone is                Our goal is to foster the love of learning,
                                  Different, Everyone Belongs” reflects our     scientific discovery, artistic expression
 Nancy Campbell                   commitment to diversity and inclusion.        and justice-seeking among our students.
 Principal
                                  We believe that all students can achieve at   The arts, sciences, and technology are
 Sue Mapel                        high levels and seek to address educational   integrated into collaborative projects, and
 Assistant Principal              inequity through conversations about the      we offer Kodály-inspired, frequent music
                                  impact of racism, implicit bias, and white    classes for our youngest learners.
 Lissa Galluccio
                                  privilege in education. We welcome you
 Family Liaison
 617.349.6555 x208                to join us in this crucial endeavor for the   Our non-profit Friends of Haggerty creates
 lgalluccio@cpsd.us               success of all students.                      many special opportunities to learn as
                                                                                a community. Highlights include Race
 Hours: 7:55am – 1:55pm
                                  All staff work to make sure that all          Matters, our annual Peace Day Concert,
                Graham & Parks    students feel a sense of belonging and see    International Potluck, Family Folk Dance
                                  themselves represented in our curriculum,     Night, Arts and Talent Show, and
                      Haggerty    classrooms, and school culture. We believe    STEAM Night.
                                  that student work is the most important
               Tobin Montessori
                                  data that drives instruction and improves
                                  outcomes for students.
                  Vassal Lane
                  Upper School

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KENNEDY-LONGFELLOW
                                      kennedy - longfellow school provides students with

                                                                                                                            Elementary
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                                      hands - on projects and field experiences that expand
Kennedy-Longfellow School
158 Spring Street, 02141              learning and promote awareness of each individual ’ s
617.349.6841                          role in a global community .
https://klo.cpsd.us

                                      At Kennedy-Longfellow, the medium           equipment. Kennedy Community
Christine Gerber
Principal                             of technology transforms learning           School also offers after-school classes
                                      on a daily basis. Our students aren’t       such as Scratch programming and
Phanenca Babio                                                                    “Mad Science.”
Assistant Principal                   consumers of information, they are
                                      “Makers” who actively engage in
Nancy Wyse                            imagining, building, and creating.          Combined with our research-based
Family Liaison                                                                    social-emotional curriculum, our
617.349.4865
                                      All K – 5 students have access to           approach promotes creativity, flexible
nwyse@cpsd.us
                                      their own classroom-based iPad,             thinking, and leadership skills.
Mildrid Gédéon                        loaded with grade-level apps—as well        Student generated service projects
Sheltered English Immersion                                                       are just one example of the way that
                                      as laptops and a huge array of tools
(SEI)Family Liaison
                                      that are available in our MakerSpace.       Maker philosophy has empowered our
617.349.6577 x120
mgedeon@cpsd.us                       Teachers collaborate with fine arts and     students to express themselves and
                                      technology specialists to create project-   take ownership of the learning process.
Hours: 7:55am – 1:55pm
                                      based curricula utilizing SmartBoards,
              Kennedy-Longfellow      digital cameras, Green Screen
                                      technology, programming tools and
                 Martin Luther King
                                      games, digital printers, and robotics
                       Morse

                   Putnam Avenue
                    Upper School

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KING OPEN
HAGGERTY   SCHOOL
         SCHOOL
 More Information                   king open school is dedicated to dr . martin luther king , jr .’ s
                                    dream of equal opportunity for all children .
 King Open School
 850 Cambridge Street 02141
                                    Our inclusive learning community           King Open is home to the Olá
 617.349.6540
 https://kingopen.cpsd.us           supports academic achievement and          English-Portuguese two-way immersion
                                    equity through culturally responsive       program. Olá students develop academic
 Darrell Williams                   learning experiences exploring             excellence through proficiency in reading,
 Principal
                                    in-depth themes and projects. Our          writing, and speaking in both languages.
 Waleska Landing Rivera             students pursue themes such as the         Portuguese study continues through 8th
 Assistant Principal                U.S. Constitution, the Charles River,      grade at Cambridge Street Upper School.
                                    Resistance to Slavery, and Immigration.
 Neusa DaCosta
                                    Students read nonfiction, historical       King Open Extended Day (KOED) is
 Family Liaison
 857.235.2961                       fiction and primary sources; and           our unique afterschool program, made
 ndacosta@cpsd.us                   create projects such as map-making,        possible through collaboration with the
                                    playwriting, and mock citizenship tests.   Department of Human Services. Extended
 Hours: 8:55am – 2:55pm
                                                                               Day creates explicit links between
                                    Our students extend their learning         in-school and out-of-school learning
                                    through curriculum-driven field trips.     experience. Academic supports are offered
                                    Recent examples include attending a        within a more holistic focus on children’s
                    Cambridgeport
                                    Mock Boston Massacre Trial at Faneuil      social and emotional development.
                Fletcher Maynard    Hall, traveling to Plimouth Plantation,
                                    exploring the battlefields of Lexington
                     King Open
                                    and Concord, and taking hikes along
                                    the Charles River.
                Cambridge Street
                 Upper School

                                          kingopen.cpsd.us
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MORSE SCHOOL

                                                                                                                               Elementary
More Information                      we are one heart , we are one hand , we are the children and

                                                                                                                                 Schools
                                      people of many different lands . we ’ re a neighborhood filled
Morse School
40 Granite Street, 02139              with hope and pride , a belief in walking side by side .
617.349.6575                              -   the morse school song
https://morse.cpsd.us
                                      At the Morse School, we work in            Our expanded visual and performing
Dr. Chad Leith                        partnership with our parents and           arts offerings include Kodaly Music
Principal
                                      caregivers to provide a safe, nurturing    and Art Studio Drawing Labs. 4th and 5th
Samantha Headley                      and stimulating learning environment.      graders also learn Spanish. Morse students
Assistant Principal                   Our aim is to provide all children with    regularly enjoy outdoor learning in our large
                                      a sense of belonging and access to         school garden.
Denise Sullivan
                                      the academic, social, and emotional
Family Liaison
617.349. 6679                         resources they need to attain their full   We nurture not only our children’s
desullivan@cpsd.us                    potential and to become successful,        intellectual curiosity and artistic skills,
                                      independent, and culturally-proficient     but also their healthy social and emotional
Hours: 8:25am – 2:25pm
                                      members of our community and our           growth. We view positive engagement

              Kennedy-Longfellow
                                      world.                                     and respectful behavior as skills that can
                                                                                 be taught. Through our Positive Behavior
                 Martin Luther King   We are proud to serve families from        Intervention and Support program (PBIS)
                                      every Cambridge neighborhood and           and Responsive Classroom approach, we help
                       Morse
                                      from nearly 30 different countries.        our students develop a respect for self and
                                      Our proximity to the Charles River,        others, a sense of civic responsibility, and an
                  Putnam Avenue       to local universities, and to Boston’s     appreciation for people with diverse origins,
                   Upper School
                                      cultural and historical landmarks          identities, beliefs, and learning styles.
                                      allows our teachers to enhance learning
                                      through partnerships and field trips.

                                                 morse.cpsd.us
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PEABODY SCHOOL
 More Information                the peabody school is an inclusive community connected
                                 by a passion for the pursuit of academic excellence and
 Peabody School
 70 Rindge Avenue, 02140         a commitment to the arts .
 617.349.6530
 https://peabody.cpsd.us         Community is an important value at       Peabody has been recognized by Boston
                                 the Peabody School. In addition to       Magazine on their list of the 100 best
 Jennifer Ford                   daily morning meeting, our monthly       public elementary schools in Eastern
 Principal
                                 “All School Share” provides a vehicle    Massachusetts. Learning continues
 Catherine Serrano               for each grade level to come together    beyond the school day through
 School Operations Manager       and share what’s happening in each       extracurricular opportunities such
                                 classroom. Our weekly newsletter,        as BOKS - Build Our Kids Success,
 Nicole Sullivan
 Family Liaison                  The Peabody Planet, is an important      curriculum-linked learning clubs,
 617.349.6530 x1141              communication point for our families.    Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and
 nsullivan@cpsd.us                                                        our National Geographic club with a
                                 We are especially proud of our music     nationwide Bee at the end of each year.
 Hours: 8:55am – 2:55pm
                                 programs at Peabody. Our school was
                   Baldwin       the first in CPS to implement a Kodaly   Peabody families are vital to our school
                   Peabody       music program, and we embrace the        community. Our active Friends of
                                 Kodaly philosophy that,“Music is for     Peabody organization sponsors
                                 everyone.” In addition to extra music    enrichment events such as author
                 Rindge Avenue
                 Upper School    classes during the week, students who    visits, anti-bullying presentations,
                                 especially love music are also welcome   and educational trips.
                                 to join our before-school music group,
                                 The Early Bird Singers.

                                        peabody.cpsd.us
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TOBIN MONTESSORI SCHOOL

                                                                                                                        Elementary
More Information                     tobin montessori school is a tight knit community of

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                                     learners , devoted to integrating the best practices
Tobin Montessori School
197 Vassal Lane, 02138               of montessori philosophy and public education .
617.349.6600
https://tobin.cpsd.us                In 2015, Tobin achieved                Students at Tobin are engaged in a rich
                                     accreditation by the American          Montessori curriculum that
Jaime Frost                                                                 is fully aligned to the Common Core
                                     Montessori Society (AMS), making
Principal
                                     us the first AMS-accredited public     standards. Our highly collaborative
Joseph Huber                         school in the United States! Our       school provides an environment where
Assistant Principal                  teachers hold Massachusetts licenses   diversity is respected and celebrated.
                                     as well as Montessori Certification.   Children not only learn how to be
Zakkiyya Witherspoon
Family Liaison                                                              independent learners, but they also
617.349.6600 x153                    The Montessori method is based         gain the skills necessary for working
zwitherspoon@cpsd.us                 upon Dr. Maria Montessori’s            collaboratively inside our classrooms
                                     observation of children’s ability      and beyond the walls of our school.
Hours: 7:55am – 1:55pm
                                     to absorb knowledge from their
                  Graham & Parks     surroundings, and their tireless       Although there may be some seats
                                     interest in manipulating materials.    available for older children, the typical age
                        Haggerty
                                     Her belief was that children possess   of entry for Tobin Montessori is three years
                 Tobin Montessori    the intrinsic motivation and ability   old. Our Montessori classrooms are divided
                                     to teach themselves.                   into three learning communities:
                                                                            Children’s House (ages 3 – 6)
                      Vassal Lane
                                                                            Lower Elementary (ages 6 – 9)
                      Upper School
                                                                            and Upper Elementary (ages 9 – 11)

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Upper
     Schools
27   cambridge public schools
About Our Upper Schools

                                                                                                                             Schools
                                                                                                                              Upper
CPS Upper School Program reflects a thoughtful                  In addition to the core curriculum, students have
balance between providing students with greater                 the opportunity to make choices in their study
freedom and choice as they enter early adolescence, while       of world language, visual and performing arts,
preserving the closeness and community that is so vital         electives, and more.
at this stage in their development. With approximately
88-100 students per grade level, these four Upper Schools       Students enjoy out-of-school time options including clubs,
and Amigos Upper School program are united by a shared          citywide arts and intramurals, and access to community-
curriculum and structure that facilitates consistent academic   based resources, facilitated by a shared daily schedule,
excellence and equity for all students.                         8:55am to 2:55pm.

The Upper School curriculum was designed by
administrators and expert teachers from within CPS,
bringing together the best that each of our elementary
schools can offer. Rigorous academic expectations are
enriched by fine arts, humanities, environmental, health
and wellness, and social justice themes.

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Upper School Netwo
               Amigos                   Cambridge Street                      Putnam Avenue

SCHOOL		                   		                   SENDING SCHOOLS                 FAMILY LIAISON

amigos school                                   Amigos School                    Lilian Rater
15 Upton Street ■ Cambridge, MA 02139                                            lrater@cpsd.us
617.349.6567
Website: https://amigos.cpsd.us

cambridge street upper school
                                                Cambridgeport School             Will Adams
840 Cambridge Street ■ Cambridge MA 02141
                                                                                 wadams@cpsd.us
617.349.3050                                    Fletcher Maynard Academy
Website: https://cambridgestreet.cpsd.us        King Open School

                                                Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.      Kunjal Shah
putnam avenue upper school
                                                  School                         kshah@cpsd.us
100 Putnam Avenue ■ Cambridge, MA 02139
617.349.7780                                    Kennedy-Longfellow School
Website: https://putnamavenue.cpsd.us           Morse School

                                                Baldwin School                   Julia Ho
rindge avenue upper school
                                                                                 jho@cpsd.us
70 Rindge Avenue ■ Cambridge, MA 02140          Peabody School
617.349.4060
Website: https://rindgeavenue.cpsd.us

                                                Graham & Parks School            Obi Carrion
vassal lane upper school                                                         ocarrion@cpsd.us
                                                Haggerty School
197 Vassal Lane ■ Cambridge, MA 02138
617.349.6550                                    Tobin Montessori School
Website: https://vassallane.cpsd.us

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ork                                       Overview
                                          The Upper School Program offers
                                          students in grades 6 – 8:
    Rindge Avenue         Vassal Lane
                                          •   A challenging math curriculum
                                              that engages students in math-
ADMINISTRATION                                ematically rich investigation.

                                          •   Social Science exploration
 Principal                                    anchored in programs such
 Sarah B. Marrero                             as History Alive! and Facing
                                              History and Ourselves.
 Assistant Principal
 Marco Curnen                             •   English Language Arts classes
                                              that encourage students to
                                              understand themselves as
                                              readers and writers through
                                              the exploration of genres and
                                              writing for outside audiences
 Head of Upper School                         such as literary contests,
 Manuel J. Fernandez                          journals, and websites.
 Assistant Principal                      •   A choice of language:
 Christen Sohn                                French or Spanish at
                                              all Upper Schools, plus
                                              Portuguese at CSUS and
                                              Chinese at PAUS.

                                          •   Introductory visual and
 Head of Upper School                         performing arts for all,
 Mirko Chardin                                and advanced electives
                                              in technical theater, band,
 Assistant Principal                          orchestra, chorus, and drama.
 Pamela Chu-Sheriff
                                          •   An interactive science
                                              curriculum supported by field
                                              experiences at Harvard, MIT,

                                                                               Schools
                                                                                Upper
                                              and area technology firms.

                                          •   Robust technology for
 Head of Upper School                         learning, including
 Julie Craven                                 Eno-boards, Chromebooks,
                                              and ThinkPads.
 Assistant Principal
 Teresa Sanchez                           •   Enriching afterschool
                                              programs such as school plays,
                                              intramural sports, city-wide
                                              music and theater groups,
                                              Debate Team, and Model
 Head of Upper School                         United Nations.
 Daniel Coplon-Newfield

 Assistant Principal
 Tanya Bacci-Benzan

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High School
     Programs
31   cambridge public schools
CAMBRIDGE RINDGE & LATIN
                                    In addition, the Block Schedule
                                    provides more time to think and
                                    engage in active learning, and
                                    students appreciate having fewer
                                    classes to prepare for each night,
                                    with fewer books and materials
                                    to manage.

                                    Whatever a student’s interests
                                    or priorities, the CRLS Course
                                    Catalogue contains an engaging
Cambridge Rindge and Latin          array of learning opportunities.
School (CRLS) is among the          The curriculum proceeds through       Our Mission
most diverse high schools in        core requirements into many
Massachusetts, with 83 different    exciting and diverse options.         The Cambridge Rindge and
countries represented within        Just a sampling of available course   Latin School is an inclusive
its halls. Within this vibrant      offerings includes: Computer          learning community that
community, students experience      Science, Literature in Religion,      challenges and supports all
                                    Statistics & Society, African         students. Through academic,
a challenging, rigorous,
                                                                          social and civic engagement,
and supportive educational          American History, Leadership
                                                                          our students are preparing to
environment.                        & Community Action, Sociology,        contribute to a just society.
                                    Digital Film & TV Production,
The high school is divided into     Robotics, African Literature,         CRLS has three core values
four learning communities of        Oceanography, Brain & Behavior,       that underlie our beliefs about
about 450 students each: C, R,      Modern Dance Company, and             learning: Opportunity,
L, and S. Students remain in the    Playwriting.                          Diversity, and Respect.
same Learning Community of
the course of their high school     Due to the Block Schedule, students   More Information
experience, which allows them       may choose to pursue up to six
to get to know their Learning       sequential courses in Spanish or      Cambridge Rindge
                                    French. CRLS offers a four-course     & Latin School
Community Deans, Guidance
                                                                          459 Broadway, 02138
Counselors, Social Worker,          sequence in Arabic and Mandarin
                                                                          617.349.6630
School Psychologist, and Clerk.     Chinese, a three course sequence in   https://crls.cpsd.us
                                    Latin, and American Sign Language
For most students, the Learning     1 and 2.                              Damon Smith
Community serves as a smaller                                             Principal
academic home where they            Embedded within CRLS are our
can find information, seek          career and technical education        Robert Tynes
encouragement, and receive          program, the Rindge School of         Assistant Principal
support.                            Technical Arts; and our smaller
                                    non-traditional high school option,   Greta Hardina
                                                                          Family Liaison
One way that academic rigor is      the High School Extension Program,
                                                                          ghardina@cpsd.us
supported at CRLS is through        which is located a few blocks away,
the school’s 4x4 Block Schedule,    at 359 Broadway.                      Hours: 8:05am – 2:30pm
which consists of four 84-minute
                                                                                                       School
                                                                                                        High

periods per day. The Block
Schedule allows for unique
scheduling opportunities, such as
“doubling up” to take two classes
during the same year that would
                                           Opportunity,
be offered over consecutive years           Diversity,
in other school districts.
                                           and Respect

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Beyond the School Day
 Whether academic, creative or “just for fun,” there’s something for everyone...

 SPORTS TEAMS & ATHLETICS                                    AND MORE...
 Many CRLS sports teams are highly competitive at
 the local and state level. The diverse array of options      Academics: Math Club, Student Government,
 invite students to participate, whether they have profes-    French Club, History Club, Latin Club, National Honor
 sional aspirations or are just curious to try something      Society, and Spanish Club.
 new. Current teams: Basketball, Baseball / Softball,
                                                              Affinity Groups: Asian Club, Black Student
 Cross Country, Fencing, Football / Cheerleading, Golf,
                                                              Union, Club 1 - Feminists, The Habashan Club (formerly
 Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Learn to Row, Orienteering, Ice
                                                              Ethiopian Club), Haitian Club, Henna Club, Jewish
 Hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming/Diving, Track,
                                                              Heritage Club, Latino Club, Muslim Culture Club, and
 Volleyball, and Wrestling.
                                                              Project 10 East (Gay-Straight Alliance).

 VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS                                     For Writers: Register Forum (award-winning
 CRLS is known for our outstanding visual and                 student newspaper), student Literary Magazine,
 performing arts programs. During any given week,             Poetry Club, Yearbook, and Scholastic Writing Awards.
 students can be found rehearsing, performing and
                                                              Government & Politics: International and
 creating modern dance, jazz band, step team,
                                                              Sustainable Development Club, Junior State of America,
 photography, video, ceramics, orchestra, a capella,
                                                              Model United Nations, Massachusetts High School
 improv, play-writing, and musical theater--just to
                                                              Democrats Organization, Speech & Debate Team, and
 name a few.
                                                              Issues in Education Club.

 ENGINEERING, SCIENCE &                                       Volunteering & Service: Habitat for
 ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION                                         Humanity, UNICEF, Sisters on the Runway, Club 4,
 Students exercise their ingenuity through a range of         Peer Mentors, and Falcon Friends.
 competitions and clubs that focus on solving problems
 through engineering and sciences. Over 100 students          Just for Fun: Dungeons & Dragons, Henna Club,
 participate annually in the city-sponsored Glocal Chal-      Hip Hop Culture Club, and K-Pop Club (Korean Pop).
 lenge--proposing actionable solutions to local and global
 environmental challenges. The team with the winning
 idea is invited to an international the Global Student
 Leaders Summit. Other options: Underwater Robotics,
                                                              A Sampling of Colleges and Universities
 Ocean Science Bowl Team, Aerospace Engineering,
                                                              Welcoming CRLS Graduates in 2020:
 Environmental Action, Computer Science, Girls
 Who Code, FIRST Robotics Competition, and                    Bard College                 Spelman College
 Biotechnology Club.                                          Bentley University           Suffolk University
                                                              Colby College                Temple University
                                                              Dean College                 Tufts University
                                                              Emmanuel College             UCLA
                                                              Hampton University           University of Chicago
                                                              Harvard University           University of Massachusetts
                                                              Lesley University            University of Michigan
                                                              Loyola University            University of Rhode Island
                                                              MIT                          University of Vermont
                                                              Middlebury College           Vassar College
                                                              Oberlin College              Wesleyan University
                                                              Pace University              Wheaton College
                                                              Rice University              Williams College
                                                              Smith College                Yale University

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RINDGE SCHOOL OF TECHNICAL ARTS
Dr. Michael V. Ananis, Executive Director
459 Broadway, 02138 ■ 617.349.7782 ■ https://rsta.cpsd.us

                                                          Our biotechnology laboratory features state-of-the-art
                                                          equipment used for college-level projects such as split-
                                                          ting genome cells. A recent $100,000 grant from the
                                                          Mass Life Science Center was used to upgrade computer
                                                          equipment, fund an in-house mammalian cell culture
                                                          facility, and expand the program’s technical capability
                                                          to include high performance liquid chromatography.

                                                          RSTA offers 12 Career and Technical Education
                                                          (CTE) programs of study: Automotive Technology,
                                                          Biotechnology, Carpentry, Computer Science, Creative
                                                          Design, Culinary Arts & Hospitality, Early Education
                                                          and Care, Engineering, Health Assisting, Information
The Rindge School of Technical Arts offers career and     Technology, Media Technology, and Print & Production.
technical education to Cambridge Rindge and Latin         RSTA also offers courses in Business Education
School students. With state-of-the-art equipment and      and Bank Operations. Our popular Freshman Technical
highly trained staff, RSTA prepares students for post-    Arts Exploratory exposes CRLS 9th graders to a variety
secondary education and careers in some of the fastest    of careers as they begin to think about their future
growing professions in the world today.                   educational and career goals.

In recent years, RSTA students have garnered numerous
awards in areas including engineering, automotive
technology, and information technology. Our college
admissions rate exceeds the rate for CRLS as a whole,
and recent RSTA majors have gone on to colleges
including Boston College, Boston University, and MIT,
among others.

The City of Cambridge and its surrounding communities
are rich in technology, and we have designed our
programs to reflect our commitment to prepare young
                                                                                                                     School
                                                                                                                      High

people for continuing education experience at post-
secondary institutions or to enter the workplace upon
                                                           Our Vision
graduation. For instance, RSTA’s Media Arts Studio
                                                           The Rindge School of Technical Arts aims to
features the same state-of-the-art equipment found at
                                                            provide the best technical education for high
CNN and ESPN studios, including a three-camera
                                                           school students in the Commonwealth of
production studio and control room, master control room
for transmission of three community cable channels,
                                                           Massachusetts. In a high-tech environment, we

an editing lab, and field production equipment.            will deliver curriculum that connects knowledge
                                                           development with its application in the workplace.

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HIGH SCHOOL EXTENSION
                                        HSEP has introduced a College and
                                        Career Center with a focus on goal-
                                        setting, post-secondary planning and
                                        a comprehensive internship program.
                                        It will also feature integrated social-
                                        emotional learning in all classrooms
                                        in an effort to provide students with
                                        strategies in executive functioning,
                                        coping with stress, and time
                                        management.

The High School Extension Program       Rooted in the core values of              Our Mission
(HSEP) provides a rigorous academic     dynamic thinking, self-awareness,
                                                                                  The High School Extension
program for 60 – 100 high school        professionalism, goal-setting and
                                                                                  Program provides students
students who have had difficulty        being a positive community member,        with compelling learning
achieving academic success in a more    HSEP is dedicated to advancing            experiences to enhance their
traditional setting. Modeled on other   student achievement and developing        curiosity, creativity, critical
                                                                                  thinking and social-emotional
successful nontraditional high school   habits of mind that lead to critical
                                                                                  skills in a personalized learning
programs, HSEP’s rigorous academic      thinking and analytical skills needed     environment.
program incorporates skills-based       to be competitive in the 21st century.
learning in 9th and 10th grade and      Students in the 9th and 10th grades
authentic project-based learning in     follow the same core courses as CRLS      Our Vision
11th and 12th grade. Students are       (English, History, Math, Science,
                                                                                  The High School Extension
regularly given the opportunity to      World Language, Health, Physical          Program, our community and
collaborate on real-world problems      Education, Art), while students in        stakeholders, believe that, in
facing their community and use          11th and 12th grade participate in        order to be prepared for college
                                                                                  and career, all graduates will be:
research and collaboration to solve     interdisciplinary projects designed to
these issues. Students regularly        meet the core requirements needed           1. Self-Aware
participate in community service        for graduation.                             2. Professional
opportunities and during their                                                      3. Dynamic Thinkers
                                                                                    4. Future-Focused
junior year are expected to plan two    Many of our students participate
                                                                                    5. Community Members
community service experiences.          in CRLS’s afterschool and club
                                        activities. We also provide the
                                        opportunity of college dual               More Information
                                        enrollment to our seniors. The goals
                                                                                  High School Extension Program
                                        of HSEP include our students earning
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                                        their CRLS high school diploma,           https://crls.cpsd.us/academics/hsep
                                        graduating from a four-year college       617.349.6880
                                        or trade school and becoming
                                                                                  Ryan Souliotis
                                        successful in their careers and change    Principal
                                        agents in their communities. Our
                                        students’ special circumstances may       Hours: 8am – 2:20pm
                                        present challenges, but they possess
                                        the commitment and potential to
                                        graduate and reach their academic,
                                        professional and personal goals.
                                        Ultimately, the graduates of HSEP
                                        will be able to successfully contribute
                                        to an ever changing, diverse global
                                        society.

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