Bates Elementary School

  • The Bates School provide a quality education in a safe and supportive environment, which respects the diversity of all individuals. We develop responsible citizens and leaders, involve parents and community, and instill a love of learning in a nurturing atmosphere. We expect academic excellence and celebrate student achievement. Our specialists in Visual Arts, Physical Education, and Science provide rich and diverse opportunities.

    What Makes Our School Special

    • Winner of the 2016 School on the Move Prize from EdVestors
    • Before and after school partnership with the YMCA
    • Social-emotional learning curriculum daily (Social Thinking)
    • Scholastic Book Fair
    • School Site Council and Parent Councils meet jointly for maximum collaboration
    • Inclusion specialists dedicated to every inclusion grade in K-3
    • Spanish for all students in grades 4 and 5
    • Weekly physical education, art, and science
    • Field trips for every grade level that connects to curriculum
    • Large playground and 
    • City Connects Coordinator to support families with behavioral, medical, childcare and housing needs.

    K-8 Pathway:

    • Guaranteed assignment  to the Irving Middle School

    Special academic programs:

    • Excellence for All program for students in Grades 4 and 5
    • Inclusion classrooms for K0-Grade 2, growing to Grade 3 in 2017

    Our partners:

    • Brighton Allston Mental Health Association, Boston College Lynch Leadership Academy, Horizons at Dedham Country Day Summer Program, Jewish Coalition for Literacy, Boston College City Connects, West Roxbury YMCA, Strong Women, Strong Girls, Making Music Matters, Comprehensive Behavioral Health Model, South Bay Community Services, Massachusetts General Hospital ASPIRE

    Before and after school programs in our building:

    •     Before and after school programs for K1-5 on site operated by West Roxbury YMCA 

School Data


  • Principal
    Rodolfo Morales

    426 Beech Street
    Roslindale, MA 02131



    School Hours
    9:30 AM - 4:10 PM

    Early Dismissal, the day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 1:40 p.m.

    Grades: K1-5
    School Type: Traditional