Welcome to the Mendell
The Mendell School is dedicated to educating a diverse, inclusive community through rigorous and equitable learning experiences that create lifelong learners who stand tall as a mighty force for good in their neighborhoods.
Mendell students and families are encouraged to visit the Mendell Communication Hub and/or sign up for weekly Mendell email newsletters to stay connected and informed about events, programs and policies. Please see your student's teacher or the secretary for the link to the Communication Hub.
Prospective students and families are encouraged to learn more about the Mendell by signing up for a school tour under the About Us section. Follow us on Twitter @MendellSchool.
After a full kitchen renovation in the summer of 2018, the Shaw foundation and BPS launched My Way Café at the Mendell School in February 2019! My Way Café at Boston Public Schools brings fresh, whole, nutritious, delicious food to students every day for breakfast and lunch. Meals are cooked in school and hot and cold menu options change daily. Students enjoy trying new foods and the opportunity to choose what they eat. Monthly menus are in the quick links section on the right of the Mendell homepage.
The JP Gazette interviewed Principal Bott and highlighted the Mendell's exciting growth in performance and DESE accountability ratings. Click the banner to read the article!
The Mendell School participated in Boston STEM week October 22-26 by engaging students in STEM activities through our work with Legos and Coding. Through Extended Learning Time, ALL students in grades K1-5 participated in at least two STEM units of study across the school year. Students are building simple machines, engineering solutions to real world problems with their peers, designing robots that move and MORE!
We are thrilled to introduce our revised core values to the school community: Be Inclusive; Aspire to Excellence; Take Agency. We believe these values align with our vision and identity as a school community because they communicate inspiration, rather than simply expectation. We also believe that these values not only apply to our students, but ultimately challenge all of us to foster inclusivity as a pathway to excellence so that ALL learners are equipped with the skills necessary to take agency and be a “mighty small force for good in their neighborhoods.”
Click the banner to view the attached WGBH interview of Shamikhah Baker, Mendell parent of a recent graduate and current first grade student, on what is working in the Boston Public Schools and more specifically at the Mendell! Shamikhah does an excellent job highlighting the strengths of the Mendell School and the benefits of Excellence for ALL, an alternative to the Advanced Work Program.