Our Instructional Focus Create and implement cognitively demanding tasks that support students in developing their speaking and listening skills.
A Commitment to Excellence
Conley teachers provide two hours of daily instruction in Readers’ and Writers’ Workshops.
Each classroom is outfitted with hundreds of books students may take home for independent reading.
Guest authors make presentations to students about how to write books.
Volunteers from the Combined Jewish Philanthropies and Boston Partners in Education provide extra help to individuals in literacy.
Math is departmentalized in order to provide grade level curriculum for both regular and special education students. We offer 1 hour and 10 minutes of daily math for all students from kindergarten to grade 2 and 1 hour and 40 minutes of daily math for students in grades 3 through 5.
Selected students participate in a twelve week Math Intervention Program before or after school.
Volunteers from the Combined Jewish Philanthropies and Boston Partners in Education provide extra help to individuals in math.
Teachers are committed to professional development in a variety of areas including math, literacy, second language, social justice, and science.
Many classes have a second teacher to provide individualized or small group instruction during the literacy and/or math block.
Teachers participate in onsite professional development programs to improve their instruction in reading, writing, and math.
Staff members mentor individual students weekly in the Power of Two Initiative. The Power of Two provides students tutoring time once a week with a second teacher.
Student teachers from local colleges provide additional support in classes as they learn the strategies to become effective instructors.
All classrooms have Internet access. Also, the computer lab allows students access to all subjects. AlphaSmarts, word processors, and computers are used by students to publish their stories created in Writers’ Workshop.
As part of the Conley Wellness Program, Walking Clubs are available for both students and adults in addition to Zumba instruction.
The annual Conley Connects with the Community event brings local workers to share their educational challenges and experiences.
In the 10 Boys Program, student work is monitored by a mentor and the boys meet regularly to participate in community service, listen to guest speakers, and practice social skills.
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