What makes the James Otis Elementary School unique?
The James Otis Elementary has a diverse and dedicated group of highly qualified teachers that reflect the diversity of our student population. Most of the Otis staff speaks two or more languages. We always end our year on a high note, our fifth graders' annual full-scale production in June! This year's production is TBD.
The Otis is one of few select schools that employ a fulltime Community Field Coordinator. This position plays a vital role in communicating with families on school policies and student progress.
Students enjoy a full complement of art, music, theater, science, spanish and computers. At the Otis, we believe that beautiful things are just as important as useful things. Our students sing, dance, play instruments and put on full scale musical productions. Picasso's Cubist period helps us dig deeper into our school-wide unit on Geometric Relationships. Music helps us see the fractional difference between three/four and four/four time.
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Our partners include: Arbour Counseling Services; Boston Ballet; Boston College PULSE Program; East Boston YMCA; EB Community Health Center; Harborside Community Center; Harvard Graduate School of Education; Lesley University; Wheelock College; UMASS Boston; Kiwanis Club of East Boston; Read Boston; Reebok; and OneWorld Classrooms, among others.