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Theory of Action

IF the NBPS focuses on and persists in expecting, developing, supervising, and evaluating educatorsí capacity to deliver rigorous and engaging instruction that is:

  • Aligned to state standards

  • Monitored so student progress in attaining those standards reaches to a level of proficiency

  • Adjusted and differentiated so that all students will be supported and stretched to make progress

  • Evidence of student learning is demonstrated every day in every classroom in every school
THEN student achievement will significantly increase in each New Bedford school and in the New Bedford Public Schools as a district.
Our Mission and Vision

We are committed to developing a community of learners who are academically proficient, demonstrate strong character and exhibit self confidence.

As whalers’ oil provided light to the world, so shall New Bedford students shine with academic excellence.


Open House Dates and Times

New Bedford Public Schools Convocation
Dr. Pia Durkin, Superintendent

Dr. Durkin's Op-Ed 08/29/2014

2014 School Hours

2014 School Calendars
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Family Welcome Center
Centralized registration for all new students in grades K-12
508-997-4511 ext. 3424
Paul Rodrigues Administration Building Room #105
455 County Street, New Bedford, MA

School Breakfast/Lunch Menu

New Bedford Public Schools to offer
universal free breakfast and lunch
to all students this year

New Bedford MCAS results demonstrate modest gains, underscore the need for continued improvement

New Bedford High School Draft Turnaround Plan (Abridged)

New Bedford High School Draft Turnaround Plan

Superintendent Durkin convenes Teacher Advisory Groups to amplify teacher voice in district initiatives

New enrichment academy aims to prepare New Bedford English Language Learners for college and career success

Superintendent's 2014-2015 Budget Plan

Educators Discussion Panel

New Bedford High School student selected to
represent Massachusetts at prestigious Boys Nation

Op-Ed : Stay the course in New Bedford Public Schools
Dr. Pia Durkin, Superintendent

Results of the first community survey about the
New Bedford Public Schools

Celebrating Success Month

"June is Celebrating Success Month!"
Click HERE to read
highlights from the past school year.

Congratulations !!!

New Bedford High School: Green House 90.1%
Middle school: Normandin Middle School 94.8%
Elementary Schools: Swift 97.4%

  Congratulations to all of our students and staff!
This is a great accomplishment and everyone should be proud!
Letís keep up the momentum for June!

Attend School!
Stay in School!

Helpful resources for keeping our children safe:

MA DESE Safe and Healthy Learning Environments
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools
US Dept. of Education Safe and Supportive Schools

US Dept. of Education Safe Supportive Learning

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