The Ohrenberger School strives to develop a nurturing learning community in which our students can thrive. We want our students to become critical thinkers who are responsible, resilient and productive community leaders.
The Ohrenberger implements the Reading Street reading program at the elementary grades and the McDougal Littell English/Language Arts program in the middle school grades. With respect to mathematics, we implement the TERC Investigations curriculum in the elementary grades and the Connected Math Program in middle school. In addition, all students receive science instruction from a science specialist. We work to integrate opportunities for student inquiry and collaboration across all content areas.
Our English language learners receive instruction in regular classrooms with ESL supports and/or in our Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) program. We also have a variety of supports for students with disabilities. We have resource room supports as well as a learning and adaptive behavior program for students with emotional disabilities.
In addition to academic development, students build self-esteem, confidence and problem solving as they engage in dynamic games and playground activities. They learn the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship and work ethic as they try a different outdoor recess activity each week.
• More than 50 students accepted to exam schools
• Art, computer, dance, music and physical education
• Making Music Matters instrumental music program, grades 3-8
• Berklee College of Music faculty outreach program, grades 6-8
• Tech Goes Home program for parents and students to take together
• Tutors from the Temple Emmanuel Literacy Coalition
• Well provisioned library and media center
• Intramural sports for middle school students (baseball, basketball, football, Double Dutch and cheer leading)
• Active parents’ group
• GED classes for parents through the community center
• Incredible facilities with athletic fields, outdoor classroom and gymnasium.
* K-8 Pathway: Guaranteed assignment to grade 3 for Beethoven School 2nd graders
Special academic programs:
• Advanced Work Classes for eligible students in grads 4-6
• AVID college readiness program
• Special Education: resource room supports; Learning and Adaptive Behavior (L/AB) program for students with emotional disabilities
• English Language learners: English as a Second Language (ESL) support in the regular classroom; Sheltered English Instruction (SEI)
• Banking for the Future, Berklee College, City Year, Curry College, EdVestors, Price Waterhouse Cooper, JCRC-Temple Emmanuel in Newton, Learning For Life, Ohrenberger Community Center
Before and after school programs in our building:
• Before school starting at 7:00 am: $6 per day
• After school: enrichment programs in partnership with the Ohrenberger Community Center, $35 for 10 sessions;
after school childcare from 2:30-5:30 for $20 per day (grades 3-5)