Washington Irving Middle School

  • Core Values:



    Mission Statement:

    At the Washington Irving Middle School, we believe all students are capable of learning, thinking, and developing their social-emotional skills beyond their expectations.  Irving students adopt a growth mindset and demonstrate our school core values: respect, responsibility, and integrity.  Irving staff cultivate a safe, loving, and engaging learning environment that encourages all students to take risks as they seek knowledge.   As a result, Irving students become passionate lifelong learners who apply their thinking skills beyond our classrooms to solve and address injustices in their communities.  

    Cohort Model:

    Irving is organized by grade/program clusters which builds meaningful relationships and supports our students’ needs.  Within each grade/program cluster, students are assigned to cohorts.  

    Academic Courses: Math, ELA, Science, Humanities, Literacy  

    Elective Courses:  Visual Arts, Technology, Physical Education, Multimedia, and Japanese (AWC)

    2017-2018 Schedule: All students take four core academic courses, two elective courses, and one literacy course; plus 1 Advisory Block (once per week).  Each block is 60 minutes with the expectation of the Literacy Block which is 40 minutes.  

    Special Academic Programming:

    • Program for students with Language-based Learning Disabilities

    • Changing Students Lives: Program for students with Emotional Impairments

    • 6th-grade AWC

    • Sheltered English Immersion Program for ELD: Levels 1 and 2

    • Literacy Intervention Block for all students

    • Weekly Advisory period with a focus on Social Emotional Learning and Social Justice Themes

    After School Programming: Free program sponsored by Boys and Girls Club and City Year


    Community Partnerships:

    • City Year

    • Tenacity

    • Boys and Girls Club of Boston

    • ENGAGE Boston

    • Boston Youth Wrestling

    • America SCORES Soccer

    • PlayBall! Football

    • Boston Debate League

    • Boston Society of Civil Engineers

    • BPS Middle School Basketball League

    • Boston Celtics Stay in School Program

    • The Home for Little Wanderers School-Based Counseling


    For more information visit our school website: https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/irving

Contact the Irving

  • Principal

    Carmen Davis

    Assistant Principal

    Jomila C. Smith

    105 Cummins Highway
    Roslindale, MA 02131
    United States

    2017-2018 School Year Hours
    7:15 AM - 2:05 PM
    Early Dismissal, the day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 12:05 p.m.

    Grades: 6-8
    School Type: Traditional