Academics

Forever... Inspired... Together

Mt. Washington School staff welcoming students with signs and balloonsMt. Washington School is a neighborhood school offering a dynamic Expeditionary Learning program and Community Learning Center serving grades PreK-6, with a magnet College Preparatory program for grades 4-6. We offer a diverse population with approximately 400 students from a wide range of backgrounds.

All students receive instruction in the core areas of reading, math, science, social studies and writing — as well as Spanish, computer, music and physical education classes on a weekly basis. Art and individualized gifted instruction are provided biweekly.

We offer band, strings and choir to interested students and after-school programs that offer an extension of the school day where students participate in academic tutoring, STEM, art, and health and wellness enrichment activities.

All students in grades 3-6 belong to an Advisory crew that meet once a week with a teacher in a small group setting. Advisory helps students build academic and social skills while making plans for their futures and learning about college and career paths.

The Expeditionary Learning Program at Mt. Washington School

Mt. Washington’s new Expeditionary Learning (EL) program offers students opportunities to master skills and knowledge through a real-world curriculum that focuses on rigorous project-based learning experiences, fieldwork and case studies. The EL Classroom Curriculum incorporates centers of discovery, inquiry, critical-thinking and collaboration where students take ownership and responsibility for their learning. Combined with our robust early literacy program and comprehensive math curriculum, this allows students to achieve their full potential.

Student touching coral cat shark with WAVE Foundation giving him instructions on how to safely rub the shark using two fingersMt. Washington School is committed to the holistic development of every child. Our new EL program further develops our students as future leaders. Through the EL habits of learning and our social emotional program, students utilize quality, thoughtfulness, teamwork, responsibility and perseverance to become engaged learners. As students participate in expeditions, they are connecting with their communities through service learning and contributing to an ever-changing world.

Mt. Washington students are not bound to learning academic concepts in the classroom but apply discovery, inquiry, critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration to real world situations. We believe that students learn best by doing, creating, exploring and working together.

EL Education was born through a collaboration of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Outward Bound USA. This research-based program is guided by the core practices of:

  • Curriculum
  • Instruction
  • Assessment
  • Culture and Character
  • Leadership

Unleashing the Potential of Our StudentsMt. Washington School knight statue on display near school gym

At Mt. Washington School, we work to redefine what is possible for our students and provide learning experiences that promote the full potential of our students. We strive to be a preferred destination of learning and inspiration and the heart of our neighborhood. This program was chosen by our school community because of its student driven learning experiences, rigorous and aligned standards, professional learning supports for all staff, heart for service and its proven impact on academic achievement.