We empower our children to be out-of-the box thinkers through experiential, theme-based education that breaks the traditional mold.

We are so pleased to welcome Lori Towle to our community!

Lori has served in teaching and administrative roles for 20 years, and is presently a doctoral student with a focus on Instructional Leadership in Education. She is passionate about giving students voice and choice, and served as Team Leader for an XQ Super School finalist team- a $10 million grant to Rethink High School – in 2016. Lori ran her own micro school for three years prior to seeking a position at Odyssey. As part of her business, Full Circle Classrooms, she presents at conferences on classroom management, differentiated instruction, project-based learning and globally-oriented classrooms. She resides on a farm in Newbury, MA, with her two daughters.

A message from Lori:

“I believe learning should be an adventure, in which students are given opportunities to inquire and explore in an environment that embraces curiosity and discovery. My role as an educator is to facilitate learning using methods that work to build confidence, embrace creativity, and instill a desire to pursue individual interests. I seek not short-term results, but long-term involvement…in which individuals come to understand and enjoy learning through an authentic, project-based approach that positively impacts each students’ intellectual, physical, social and emotional well-being. As we journey together, the process will be interactive and reciprocal…integrated, flexible, and hands-on. Individual needs should and will be met, to the best of my ability, as I strive to guide each student toward a feeling of empowerment and self-worth…learning without limits.”

Odyssey Day School’s 3rd Annual

STEAMfest Open House

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

630-8 pm

 

STEAMfest is a celebration of hands-on science and art. Come connect a circuit, learn to solder, create mathematical art or whip up some kitchen chemistry!  Take on an engineering challenge with household materials. Make the word science an action verb! Activities are appropriate for scientists ages 4-12.  Tours and information will be available.  

 

 

Odyssey Day School Recognized for Inclusion Efforts

Designated ‘Mix It Up’ Model School by the Southern Poverty Law Center

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance program has named Odyssey Day School as a Mix It Up Model School for its exemplary efforts to foster respect and understanding among its students and throughout its campus during the 2016-17 school year.

Odyssey Day School is among 76 schools to receive the honor.

“We commend Odyssey for finding innovative ways to create environments where respect and inclusiveness are core values,” said Teaching Tolerance Director Maureen Costello. “Though Model Schools vary in size and demographics, they all serve as great examples of how a school—any school—can cultivate these values among their students, faculty and staff.”

The Teaching Tolerance program has hosted Mix It Up at Lunch Day for the past 15 years to help students demonstrate the importance of respecting each other’s differences. The 2017 event will be held on October 31.

Mix It Up at Lunch Day is a simple call to action. By asking students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch, the event encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries. Many schools plan activities for the entire day, and some use the event to kick off yearlong explorations of social divisions.

The Mix It Up Model Schools met five criteria: They each hosted a Mix it Up at Lunch Day during the 2016-17 school year; they included different members of the school’s community—cafeteria staff, aides, administrators, teachers and students—in organizing the event; they followed up with at least two additional Mix It Up-related programs or events on campus; they publicized Mix It Up at Lunch Day or celebrated inclusiveness with posters, announcements and other media; and their event was seen by students and school officials as a success.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, based in Montgomery, Ala., is a nonprofit civil rights organization that combats bigotry and discrimination through litigation, education and advocacy.  For more information, see www.splcenter.org.

 

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Odyssey Day School invites you to their Science Week Ice Cream Social!

Thursday, March 23rd, 6-8 pm

Science activities for the entire family! Ice cream!

An info session about the 2017-2018 school year will be held at 7 pm.

We hope to see you all there!!

International Week Open House

Thursday, January 26th

630-8 pm

Each year, students at Odyssey celebrate International Week.  The school comes alive as each classroom, infant through 8th grade, is transformed into a different country.  What a wonderful time to visit and learn more about what we have to offer!  We welcome current students, and families interested in our amazing program, to come celebrate how diverse our world is!  Activities are appropriate for every age and an information session about the 2017-2018 school year will be held.  Imagine if your student could celebrate learning in a challenging, loving environment.  We hope to see you there!

• We offer Spanish, music and art.

• Before and after school care.

• No standardized tests.

• Education for gifted children.

If this date doesn’t work for you, please call us to schedule a tour.

Odyssey Day School
2 Audubon Road
Wakefield, MA 01880

781-245-6050