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Theory of Action

IF the NBPS focuses on and persists in expecting, developing, supervising, and evaluating educators’ 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.

New Bedford Public Schools Convocation
Dr. Pia Durkin, Superintendent

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 Student Summer Registration

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

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

2014-2015 School Calendars
are available in the
Parents & Community dropdown menu.

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.

Notice to the Community

New Bedford Public Schools intends to apply for 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Out of School Time funding for the
DeValles Elementary School.

Grant RFP

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!
Let’s keep up the momentum for June!

Attend School!
Stay in School!


New Bedford Public Schools is working in collaboration with the staff of Riverside Trauma Center. The center helps local communities, schools, government agencies, healthcare and human services providers, and workplaces cope with the emotional aftermath of traumatic events such as natural disasters, accidents, suicides, or homicides. We have consulted with them in the past, and are appreciative that Riverside’s trauma-response professionals stand ready to provide “psychological first aid” to individuals and organizations affected after a tragedy. read more

Keeping our children safe ( English )
Keeping our children safe ( Portuguese )
Keeping our children safe ( Spanish)

Following are some resources you may find helpful:

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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