Roslindale K-8 Pathway
Over the past few years, Boston Public Schools has made a concerted effort to respond to families' requests for more accessibility to K-8 options for their children throughout the city of Boston, opening new K-8 schools and merging other schools to create seamless transitions for students. Due to facility and other constraints, Roslindale has remained a neighborhood without a K-8 school, and families have expressed a desire to strengthen the ties between the six Roslindale elementary schools and the Irving Middle School.
After numerous meetings with families from the seven schools in Roslindale, and many efforts to respond to extended learning, equitable access, and academic quality issues, the Boston School Committee adopted an admissions policy that provides priority admissions to the Irving Middle School for 5th grade students who attend the one of the six elementary schools in Roslindale:
- Bates Elementary School
- Conley Elementary School
- Haley Elementary School
- Mozart Elementary School
- Philbrick Elementary School
- Sumner Elementary School
Students from these six schools are designated as part of a Roslindale school feeder pathway, which provides a priority, but does not require these students to attend the Irving Middle School. Families must still participate in the school choice lottery process, as this model is not an automatic feeder structure. This second highest priority follows sibling preference, which is the first and highest priority for enrollment. If availability remains after the selection by Roslindale elementary school students (who may come from the entire West Zone), students living within the walk zone of the Irving will retain a priority for the first 50% of seats. The second 50% of seats are open to students throughout the West Zone who had not attended one of the six schools.
Parents have created two brochures to help you understand the process and learn more about the Irving Middle School: