Bishop School - Arlington, MA
The John A. Bishop Elementary School opened in 1949 and welcomed the first class of children from the Russell School. A former community member of the Bishop School Advisory Council, Carlene Newell, was among those children who walked to their new school on that sunny day. An addition, consisting of six classrooms, was completed in 1956. A new addition and total renovation of the existing school was completed in August 2000.
The Bishop School originally served only the children of the Morningside area of Arlington. In September 1982, with the closing of the Parmenter School, Bishop School welcomed children from both the Morningside district and the Parmenter School district. Bishop School is unique in that approximately 1/3 of the children come to school on a bus provided for a fee by the Arlington Public Schools.
The Bishop School currently has approximately 380 children enrolled in 20 classes, kindergarten through grade five. The average class size is approximately 20. In addition to the classroom teachers there is a complete support staff for all the children. Bishop participates in the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunities program (METCO - a voluntary desegregation program). There are private extended after school facilities available on site and in our school district.
The Bishop School Parent Teacher Organization is an extremely active group involved in a variety of ways throughout the school, as well as throughout the community. PTO committees, chaired by parents, support the children and staff. Funds raised contribute towards curriculum related materials for the staff and children. The funds are also used for; enrichment programs, grants, and significant grounds improvement (i.e., a nature center and new playground equipment). Parents also volunteer in and outside the classroom in support of the staff.
Our school colors are blue and gold and we are the home of the Bishop Bears.
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60 Edgehill Road
MLS #: 71595065
Square Ft.: 2,900
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MLS #: 71608016
Square Ft.: 1,927
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