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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Odyssey Day School Recognized for Inclusion Efforts Designated ‘Mix It Up’ Model School by the Southern Poverty Law Center 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 […]

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Inhale. Relax. Motion. Balance. Breathe. Strong. Appreciate. Peaceful. Nutrients. This is just some of the vocabulary you’ll hear during our yoga class. Mom/Yoga instructor extraordinaire, Nicole, volunteers her time teaching the students in PreK/K through eighth grade the wonderful art of yoga. Not only do students gain an understanding of vocabulary, they are learning the […]

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We have been enjoying working with apples and pumpkins this week. On Monday and Tuesday we baked apples with cinnamon and sugar.  The kids even got to cut the apples themselves! We also cut open pumpkins and scraped out the seeds.  We compared the sizes of the pumpkins and estimated how many seeds would be […]

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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