Condon Elementary School

The Condon School is committed to whole school improvement. It’s apparent that at the Condon, teachers and students have a focus on literacy and math. The principal and teachers have been trained in the elements of early literacy and are putting those elements into practice. They are also incorporating other strategies from Readers’ and Writers’ Workshop and TERC Investigations math into instruction. Staff use assessment data to identify student needs and inform instruction, and funds from all sources have been used to lower class size in most grades. After school tutoring programs are available.

 

Through the use of reading, writing, and math assessments, teachers in kindergarten through grade 5 monitor students’ progress. In grades 3-5, the emphasis is on improving students’ written responses in all genres of writing. Professional development in literacy and math is provided for all teachers throughout the year.  An additional focus in all grades will be the integration of non-fiction books into literacy instruction. Teachers at all grade levels collaborate and share best practices. The vision, funding and commitment to maintaining, updating and acquiring new technologies are also priorities at the Condon.

What makes our school special:

• Very Special Arts/Chorus

• Before and after school programs

• Harvard civics program

• 10 Boys Initiative

• Bullying prevention program

• Reduced class size

• Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) book celebrations

• Multicultural assemblies and parent workshops

• Facilities: library, playground and outdoor classroom, athletic field, two computer labs and one mobile lab, pool, cafeteria, music and art rooms, gymnasium

Special academic programs:

• Early childhood

• Developmental day care

• Primary Transition Classes for children in K2 and grade 1with special needs

• Special education: learning disabled (LD) classes

• Advanced Work Class for eligible students in grades 4 and 5

• Multilingual classes for English language learners

• Students with Interupted Formal Education (SIFE) program

Our partners:

• EdVestors, Fit Girls/ BOKS, Jewish Coalition for Literacy/Book Pals, Labouré Center, Museum of Fine Arts, Power Lunch mentoring program, South Boston Boys and Girls Club /City Year, Sparks Program, BOKS fitness, UMass Boston, Harvard University, VSA Massachusetts (Very Special Arts)

Before and after school programs in our building:

• Extended day to 4:15 Monday-Thursday for all students, with academic enrichment and challenging activities provided by our teachers and school partners

Contact

Principal
Robby Chisholm
 
Assistant Principals/Headmasters
Jonna Casey
Sharon Sealy 

200 D Street
South Boston, MA 02127
United States

Phone: 617-635-8608
Fax: 617-635-8611

School Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Early Dismissal: 12:30 p.m.

Grades: K1-5
Level: Elementary
School Type: Regular