Ranking: 6/10 (greatschools.org)
280 Cypress Street|Newton Centre, MA 02459
Welcome to Bowen
Welcome to the Bowen School! The Bowen community prides itself on the diversity of our community. Students from all over the world make us a unique school, one rich with many languages, traditions and experiences.
We invite you to look at our website. It is a snapshot of some of the activities that happen at the Bowen School, where we have a team of excellent professionals working with dedicated students and involved parents. We believe that all children should be challenged to reach their potential and that with support all children can achieve.
A1. Improve achievement for all students, including defining and narrowing achievement gaps for identified student groups.
A2. Provide students with a coherent, consistent, and aligned pre-K through grade 12 curriculum that includes authentic learning experiences, a variety of assessment strategies, and use of digital tools.
A3. Ensure that instruction cultivates curiosity, and incorporates communication, collaboration, critical thinking and opportunities for students to create and invent.
A4. Develop and support educator collaboration including looking at student work, sharing effective instructional practices, and data analysis on a variety of student learning measures, and provide effective, focused, and job-embedded professional learning that supports district teaching and learning goals for all teachers, administrators and staff.
A5. Effectively implement new Educator Evaluation System with a focus on teaching and learning.
A6. Nurture a respectful and caring educational environment in which all students become more empathetic, engaged and ethical citizens.
MANAGERIAL AND OPERATIONAL GOALS
B1. Continue to develop and refine plans to address long-term facilities across the system.
B2. Review and update enrollment trends preschool through grade 12 and develop both short and long term facilities plans as needed.
B3. Engage in multi-year financial planning in order to maintain educational excellence and support continued enrollment growth, while maintaining financial sustainability.
B4. Examine the effectiveness of the restructuring of elementary special education.
B5. Continue to build the network infrastructure throughout the district and the hardware capacity in each building.
B6. Increase the diversity of faculty and staff
B7. Complete contract settlements with all collective bargaining units.
C1. Work to engage the community about NPS goals, challenges, accomplishments and opportunities using multiple communication strategies
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