It is BPS School Preview Time! If you are interested in a tour of the Irving Middle School, please contact us at (617)635-8072.
Want to find out more about the Washington Irving Middle School? Then please, browse our website, but also feel free to contact Principal Arthur Unobskey via phone (above) or email.
We know that parents feel that some of the most valuable information they can receive about a school is from what current and past parents have to say about the school, so please feel free to contact our Irving Middle School Parents via email: Karen Kast-McBride or Rosina Gomez - they also have a list of other parents you may want to speak with.
Last Saturday, November 16th, BPS launched a new school preview format for families: Showcase In Our Schools, which allowed families to tour each of the BPS schools available to them. BPS is also offering four additional opportunities for parents to visit any BPS school and meet with school leaders and staff:
- Tuesday, December 3, 5:30-7:00pm
- Wednesday, December 11, 10-11:30am
- Thursday, December 19, 7:00-8:30am
- Tuesday, January 7, 10:00-11:30am
Our Vision for Irving Students
At the Irving, we provide our students with the supports and expectations they need in order to have a significant impact on their community. By the end of 8th grade, our students will have the skills necessary to solve complex problems, read complex texts, and expressive a persuasive, clear understanding of the world around them. With their strong skills, they will feel responsible for, and be eager to, support and lead their communities.
Core Values of the Irving Community:
We are life-long learners.
We provide our students with a coherent and rigorous academic experience that ensures that they develop strong skills.
We challenge our students in a nurturing environment enabling them to develop into responsible, resourceful, respectful young adults.
What makes our school special?
The Irving Middle School teaches students how to find their "voice," the skill to impact the people around them. All staff work together to ensure that our students "sweat" every day, work hard in every class. Our lessons engage our students in solving problems and expressing their opinions in ways that build resourcefulness, stamina and independence. Amidst this challenging academic environment, we offer supports and enrichment opportunities to enable students to reach their potential. After-school programs like Citizen Schools, City Year electives, clubs, sports and counseling programs involving the Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention provide students with the nurturing they need to challenge themselves.
How are We Preparing Our Students for Educational Success?
Our concentration is on literacy across the curriculum and Connected Math.
Teachers use a notebook system to focus students on developing their reading and writing skills so that they are strong in both by the time they graduate. In response to
the growing diversity of our student body, our programming includes clusters for Advanced Work, Special Needs, Sheltered English Instruction, and The Alliance for Inclusion and
Our staff collaborates regularly and works diligently and meticulously to discuss the individual needs and successes of students. Teachers have common planning time. We develop classroom methods that will best meet the needs of individual students. Computer technology is available to students on an instructional level in all classrooms as well as in our library and in our fully networked computer lab.
We are in the process of planning our 2013-2014 Irving Gala & Fundraiser! To get involved, donate items or become a sponsor, please contact Karen Kast-McBride.
Donations are always welcome and can be made either through the Paypal button below with your credit card or with a check made out to the Irving Middle School and mailed to us.
I would like to make a donation to the Irving Middle School!