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


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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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On July 4th the Independence Day Parade returned to the Town of Wakefield for the first time since 2012. The Wakefield 4th of July parade is the biggest in the state of Massachusetts, and draws bands from all over the country to Lake Quannapowit to march along with floats, colonial minutemen, and community organizations. We […]

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We are very excited to build on the nature-based programming that the students explored last year with Andrew Prazar. This year Andrew will return for 15 sessions as a part of our P.E. program for the students in grades K-8. These sessions will be held off site at Breakheart Reservation. The children will be grouped […]

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Nate Gardiner Week One’s theme at ODS summer camp was Rocks and Minerals. It was a great theme to kick off on: the kids loved it. Campers learned about the different types of rocks with their counselors, who showed them a variety of sizes, shapes and colors of rocks. The campers earnestly studied sand 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