The Ohrenberger School’s mission is to develop a nurturing learning community in which our students can thrive. We want our students to be critical thinkers who are responsible, resilient and productive community leaders.
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.
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. We work to integrate opportunities for student inquiry and collaboration in both math and ELA. In addition, all students receive science instruction from a science specialist.
Our English language learners receive instruction in regular classrooms with ESL supports and/or in the 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.
Internet access is available to all students.
What makes our school special:
• More than 50 students accepted to exam schools
• Art, computer, dance, music, physical education and science
• Making Music Matters instrumental music program, grades 3-8
• Berklee College of Music faculty outreach program, grades 6-8
• Tech Goes Home program: parents and students take computer classes together and may purchase a refurbished computer at very low cost
• Tutors from Temple Emmanuel Literacy Coalition
• Well provisioned library
• Intramural sports for middle school students
• 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 grade 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, Boston Nature Center, 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, from 7:00 am: $7 per day
• After school: enrichment programs in partnership with the Ohrenberger Community Center, $30 for 10 sessions;
after school childcare from 2:30-5:30 for students in grades 3-5;$20 per day