Bates Elementary School

  • The Bates School provide quality education in a safe and supportive environment and 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 the curriculum
    • Large playground and 
    • City Connects Coordinator to support families with behavioral, medical, childcare and housing needs.

    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

    Before and after school programs in our building:

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


  • Principal
    Matthew Ginsburg

    426 Beech Street
    Roslindale, MA 02131



    School Hours
    9:30a.m. - 4:10p.m.

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

    Grades: K0-6
    School Type: Traditional