The Christa McAuliffe Center at Framington State University 100 State St, Framingham, MA01702 The Christa McAuliffe Center offers math and science classes designed for both teachers and students. All classes are…More based closely on the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Frameworks. The program is located on the Framington State University campus at the rear of O'Connor Hall. The program offers simulated space flights for middle school students.
Town of Framingham Library: McAuliffe Branch 10 Nicholas Rd, Framingham, MA01701 Presently located in the Saxonville section of Framingham, The McAuliffe Branch library averages about…More 12,000 visitors a month. The Library Board of Trustees recently announced its intention to re-locate and expand the McAuliffe Library branch. The library branch is named after teacher/astronuant Christa McAuliffe, who lived in the Saxonville section of Framingham. Opened in 1963, the branch library now houses a collection of about 68,000 books and audiovisual items. Other reasons the trustees are interested in moving the branch is that the collection is crammed into high. Also, there are inaccessible shelves and some aisles are not wide enough for wheelchairs. Restrooms are not handicapped accessible either.
The Framingham Community Charter School opened in September of 2002, the first charter middle school…More serving the Metrowest area. Three years later, the school was renamed to honor teacher and astronaut Christa McAuliffe, a native of Framingham and a graduate of Framingham State.
Located in downtown Framingham, McAuliffe Regional Charter is a public middle shool for students in grades 6-7-8, free of charge to students who live in Framingham, Ashland, Natick, Holliston, Hopkinton, Marlboro, Sudbury and Southborough.
About 25 percent of the students are minority students. For one in every 100 students, English is not their first language.
McAuliffe Regional Charter is one of 11 schools in Massachusetts that teaches through the Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound model, "involving long-term in-depth explorations, a focus on self discovery and individuality and exciting mental and physical adventures."
Admission is through a lottery, typically held in the spring. There is an active Parent Teacher Group.
The Framingham Historical Center (formerly the Framingham Historical Society) is a nonprofit organization that…More preserves the history of Framingham through exhibitions, tours, lectures and events. It maintains three historical buildings: Edgell Memorial Library, Village Hall and the Old Academy.
The Framingham History Center is located inside the Old Academy Building, at 16 Vernon Street. Residents can visit the center to learn about Framingham's past, conduct research and view historical artifacts.
On all three floors of the Old Academy building is the society's permanent exhibition, called "The Framingham Timeline."
The exhibit highlight the history of Framingham from 1700 to now. Included in the exhibit is a Revolutionary War cannon, a Daniel Chester French bust of the Civil War's General George H. Gordon and a NASA space suit worn by Framingham's Christa McAuliffe.