Framingham Public Schools: Bus Yard 185 Fountain St, Framingham, MA01702 The Framingham Public School Bus Yard contains approximately two hundred buses that provide transportation for…More Framingham public school students, along 14 different routes. Additional bus service information, including rates and bus schedules, can be found in English, Spanish and Portuguese on the Framingham Public School Transporation Department website.
Framingham Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steven Hiersche oversees the Framingham Public Schools, with more than 8,150…More students in 13 schools.
His office was in the Joseph Maynard Building, until mold was discovered in the building. The Maynard Building is undergoing renovations, so his office is temporarily located in the Fuller Middle School. The Central Office door is located on the left side of the building.
Framingham Public Schools is a Title 1 District, which accepts METCO students but does not accept inter-district choice students. Framingham Public Schools currently offers a choice program for elementary schools. The elementary schools feed into three middle schools and then into Framingham High School.
The schools system has a large Hispanic and Brazilian population, and offers both English as a Second Language and English Language Learners Programs. More than 20 percent of Framingham public school students receive special education services.
Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham 454 Water St, Framingham, MA01701 The Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham is a division of Framingham Public Schools dedicated to supporting the…More growth and development of children from the prenatal stages through age eight. It oversees a number of programs such as in-home early literacy programs, various child/caregiver groups, childcare resources, support for educators and childcare providers and advocacy for early childhood education in the community.
Edward F. Loring Arena 165 Fountain St, Framingham, MA01702 Edward F. Loring Arena is a town-run ice skating rink. Framingham Youth Hockey is run out of the arena, and several…More schools and groups play hockey and figure skate there, including Framingham High School and Middle School, and Framingham State University. It is open to the public for skating year-round, with low admission and skate rental fees. Amenities include a full-service skate shop and snack bar.
Walsh Middle School is one of three middle schools in the Framingham Public Schools. At this time, Barbieri, Dunning…More and Hemenway elementary schools feed into Walsh Middle School. The school's mascot is the Wildcats, and the school colors are maroon and gold. Teresa Carney serves as principal.
Boys & Girls Club of Metrowest - Pearl Street Clubhouse 154 Pearl St, Framingham, MA01702 The Pearl Street Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Club of Metrowest provides after-school activities for children ages 6…More to 17. It offers a homework club, educational programs, a variety of sports and games, and LEGO and computer clubs. The clubhouse is located on Pearl Street in downtown Framingham, next to the Framingham Public Library.
Trooper Joseph F.Moynihan Jr. Memorial Playground 29 Upper Joclyn Ave, Framingham, MA01701 This playground, located at the former Juniper Hill Elementary School, is named for a 1966 graduate of the…More Framingham Elementary School. In June of 1990, State Trooper Joseph F. Moynihan was killed in a plane crash in Maine. The playground was dedicated in his memory in June of 1992. Students at the MetroWest Jewish Day School use the playground during school hours. The Jewish Day School rents space from the Framingham Public Schools.
The Framingham Public Schools Office for Bilingual, ESL and Sheltered English Programs is located in Room 110 in the…More George P. King Building.
The office provides instruction for those students for whom English is not their first language.
Of the more than 8,135 students in Framingham Public Schools, 2,739 speak a language in addition to English and about 1,200 are limited English proficient.
Anne Higgins is the director of this office.
Framingham Public Works 150 Concord St, Framingham, MA01702 The Framingham Public Works Department has several offices in town. One is located in room 213 inside the Memorial…More Building (Framingham Town Hall) in downtown Framingham.The Division of Public Works has several departments, including highway, water, sewer, engineering, solid waste management, wastewater, and recycling. The department is under the direction of Peter Sellers.The Highway Department is responsible for the maintaining and repairing the roads and sidewalks in town. The department is also responsible for plowing and treating, in winter, 550 lane miles of public roads, 38 municipal and school parking facilities, and 115 miles of sidewalks and public pathways.
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 Education Foundation is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization committed to augmenting the…More educational excellence in the Framingham Public Schools.
With an office in the former Juniper Hill Elementary School, the Framingham Education Foundation funds innovative programs that enhance or reinforce the classroom curriculum.
The Foundation's biggest fundraiser annually is its Spelling Bee in November. In this adult team Bee, every dollar raised goes back into the schools.
The Foundation over sees a C.A.R.E program. C.A.R.E stands for Celebrate and Recognize Educators. Nominees can include an inspiring teacher, a caring nurse, an exceptional leader, etc. Individuals and organizations can make a donation to the Foundation through C.A.R.E in that person's name and the person will receive a certificate of appreciation.
The Foundation also runs a grant program. There are two rounds - March and October. Awards are announced in May and November. Only school professionals may submit proposals and qualify as Project Directors. Students, parents and community groups may collaborate with a Framingham Public School staff member on a grant application, as long as the project is educational.
Framingham Adult ESL Plus 31 Flagg Dr, Framingham, MA01702 Established in 1984, the Framingham Adult English as a Second Language Plus typically has more than 600 students…More each semester. Funded from state and federal grants, as well as community and private donations, the program operates in conjunction with Framingham Public Schools (Fuller Middle) and Keefe Technical Vocational. It provides free English language instruction and life skills training to Framingham area immigrants from more than 30 countries. The program helps students work towards their GED, become proficient in English, develop reading and writing skills, and pass citizenship courses.
Framingham Public Schools Special Education Office provides services to children ages 3 to 22.
The Office…More ensures that all children are provided a complete education, under state and federal guidelines. The office oversees evaluations, referrals and in and out of district placements.
Framingham Public School has co-taught full inclusion classrooms and substantially separate classrooms available for Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Autism,, Learning and Language Disabilities, Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities & Intellectual Impairments and a Multi-Handicapped program. Programs are not available in all schools.
The Framingham Public Schools Special Education Office is located in the former Juniper Hill Elementary School currently. The office was located at the Joseph Maynard Building, until mold was discovered. The Maynard Building is undergoing renovations.
The Director of the Special Education Office is Betsy McKeon.