Washington Irving Middle School

  • 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

School Data


  • Principal
    Jomila Smith

    105 Cummins Highway
    Roslindale, MA 02131

    Phone: 617-635-8072
    Fax: 617-635-9363

    School 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