The Bradley School:
Our story begins with the 276 individual scholars who enter our doorways each day. Students in grades PreK-5 at the Bradley Elementary School delve into learning tasks, working toward building their skills as readers, mathematicians, scientists and most importantly, critical thinkers. Teachers exude a mixture of joy and urgency as they facilitate instruction that encourages children to take ownership of their learning. Families congregate outside the school for our daily morning assembly, checking in on one another and with their child’s teacher. At the Bradley, authentic relationships are developing at every level of our organization. It is these relationships, coupled with a strong vision of the engaged critical thinkers we seek to inspire, that has created the conditions for our growth.
The Bradley Elementary School is located in the Orient Heights section of East Boston, serving approximately 300 students in grades PreK-5.
We pride ourselves on celebrating our communities rich cultural and linguistic diversity as over sixty percent of our students speak a first language that is not English.
We provide a safe, motivating, and inquiry-driven learning environment with high expectations. Students at the Bradley School have a minimum of five enrichment courses every week that include subjects such as technology, Japanese, music, art, physical education and science.
Educators, administrators, families and the community work collaboratively to establish a nurturing and inclusive environment where students become courageous and confident citizens. We work together to hold a monthly Coffee with the Principal and School Family Council Meetings. We work with community partners such as Zumix Music, Boston Ballet, e,Inc Environmental Sciences., Harvard University Civics, andWalker Community Counseling.
As a late start school we also offer the BOKS before-school fitness program two days per week. This program is funded by a three-year grant from Reebok. There are also several academic and recreational programs available in the East Boston area for students to attend after school.
Is to provide a safe, motivating, and inquiry-driven learning environment with high expectations for all students.
Our vision for excellence is that powerful student-centered instructional approaches and an intentional focus on oral language development will lead to a dramatic shift in both school culture and achievement. Central to this theory is that when student voice is at the heart of the learning, all students benefit, and teachers develop a deeper understanding of the students whom they serve. In a diverse, inclusive, and language-rich community, our teachers motivate their students to think critically, build on one another’s ideas and then share them as part of everyone’s contributions as confident and courageous Bradley citizens.
In a diverse, inclusive, and language-rich community, our teachers motivate their students to think critically, build on one another’s ideas Is to create a culture of high achievement for all, where:
Students develop a lifelong passion for learning, demonstrating knowledge through a variety of evidence-based argumentation tasks;
Educators, administrators, families, and the community work collaboratively to establish a nurturing and inclusive environment where students become courageous and confident citizens.
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Our Instructional Focus We will purposefully select, design, and prepare standards-aligned units of study that intentionally foster instructional dialogue among students. Daily instructional opportunities across all content areas will facilitate academic student discourse and argument writing that requires evidence-based reasoning.
Academics, Enrichment & Social Emotional Wellness