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


Thumbnail image for Why a theme-based curriculum? By Margaret Douglas, Head of School

Here at Odyssey Day School we have been committed to a theme based curriculum since we began in 1995. I thought that parents might be curious about what theme-based education is, why we find it beneficial, and what it looks like from day to day. A theme based curriculum means that each skill area of […]

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By Andrew Prazar, Owner/Director of North Shore Nature Programs For many of us, nature has become a foreign place. We do everything we can to separate ourselves from the outdoors. We build houses to keep out the weather and wild animals. We build malls so we won’t have to brave the elements as we walk […]

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Odyssey Day School alum Adia Sovie recently co-authored a scientific paper that was published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The story was then carried by various news outlets, including cbsnews.com and The Today Show. The paper, entitled “Marsh rabbit mortalities tie pythons to the precipitous decline of mammals in the Everglades,” […]

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In the preschool room, we believe in the value of a wide variety of literacy-based activities. In December our theme was Jan Brett’s wonderful winter books, and in January the theme is fairy tales. We are reading many classic tales including Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, and […]

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  • There are not enough good things I can say about the school as a whole, and my daughters teachers! The staff is committed and caring. When I walk through the halls with my daughter at the end of the day all of the teachers and administrators know who she is by name, and offer a friendly smile and are happy to talk with her/us.
    —Preschool Parent
  • When your kid says "I think Shakespeare is funny" you have to be happy with the rest of that conversation. The depth of learning is what I like best. They teach math and reading based on the individual's ability, so that they all learn better. I like that my kids have learned about art, music and spanish.
    —Seventh Grade Parent
  • There is just as much of a focus on the social education of the children as on the academic education and a culture of acceptance and kindness predominates.
    —6th Grade Parent
  • Odyssey has provided my daughters a solid foundation to become life long learners and for that, I'm grateful. Thank you Odyssey!
    —Melrose Parent
  • Odyssey is truly an amazing school. The teachers and staff are warm and supportive and the curriculum is engaging.
    —Stoneham Parent
  • My daughter not only enjoys being at school when she is there, she actually looks forward to going!
    —Wakefield Parent
  • The best thing about the school is that my son loves it! Odyssey has made him a curious, motivated learner!
    —Medford Parent