About the Winship School
The Winship school is a small, public elementary school located in the Brighton community. It is part of the Boston Public Schools. A hidden gem, the school is housed in a beautiful Victorian-era structure steps uphill from Brighton Center and the Boston Public Library's Brighton Branch. There are approximately 220 students, from grades K0 to 5. Fifty percent of students come from the Allston-Brighton area, and the rest are from other parts of Boston, including East Boston, Roxbury, and the South End.
Experienced staff and a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) curriculum are the backbone of the Winship School. Winship teachers strive for excellence in their practice based on the Common Core standards across all grades. K2 teachers meet these standards with the Focus on K2 (Expeditionary Learning) ELA curriculum. 1st grade teachers teach reading with the phonics-based Fundations curriculum. The Boston Public Schools' Advanced Work Class (AWC) and Core Alignment Literacy Modules (CALM) curricula is utilized for students in the 3rd through 5th grades. Science is taught both by the science specialist and classroom teachers. All enjoy using the beautiful outdoor classroom as well as Chandler's Pond for extended learning. Students learn research skills and computer technology in the school library.
The Winship has a dedicated, highly qualified staff that focuses on cultivating students' natural curiosity and inquisitiveness through our STEAM-focused mission. Our goal is to foster a generation of lifelong learners. Winship graduates will have the skills, knowledge and experiences to be responsible global citizens. The Winship has a number of distinctive special classes that increase the educational breadth and wellness of our students. The arts are enhanced through Boston University's Making Music program, which provides free instrument lessons. The Winship School also has a full-time art teacher and art room.
The Winship is supported by multiple community partnerships. There are tutors from the Greater Boston Jewish Coalition for Literacy, ReadBoston, Boston College and Boston University. The Winship receives student teachers from Boston University, Boston College, and Northeastern University. Strong Women, Strong Girls and the University of Massachusetts Boston's Project ALERTA provide after school programs. The Winship partners with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America to mentor students. Before and after-school care is provided at the Winship by the Oak Square YMCA.
The Winship supports the wellness of students at the individual and school community-level in several ways. The Open Circle curricula are utilized in the classroom. The BPS's Comprehensive Behavior Health Model governs behavioral interventions. The Winship has several partnerships with local educational and health care institutions that provide support to students. Our school has a full-time on-site City Connects coordinator who links children and families to community resources. Students can receive on-site counseling from the Franciscan Children's Hospital.