Welcome to Somerville
Welcome to Somerville Public Schools and to the City of Somerville. We are a thriving community in the heart of Massachusetts, just a few miles away from downtown Boston and the incredible educational and cultural resources of our surrounding communities. If you are looking to make a new home for your family, Somerville and the Somerville Public Schools in Massachusetts should be at the top of your list.
Like the City of Somerville, the Somerville Public Schools boast a richly diverse population. Our families come from around the world and every day they share their stories, their knowledge, and their amazing experiences with one another. More than 50 native languages are spoken in our communities, making our schools and our City a truly global community. We embrace our multiculturalism and value our diversity. More importantly, we are committed to working together to provide all our youth with the most valuable educational experience we can to help them prepare for lifelong success.Explore these pages to find out what makes Somerville and the Somerville Public Schools great. We think you'll agree that Somerville is the place to be. We look forward to welcoming you to our City and to our schools.
100 Best Communities
Since 2008, Somerville has earned the distinction of being named one of the "100 Best Communities for Young People" in the United States by the America's Promise Alliance. The City of Somerville and the Somerville Public Schools make youth a priority, as evidenced by the number and variety of specialized programs in our City and our Schools designed to serve our richly diverse youth population. Explore this and the City of Somerville websites for a glimpse of all the great activities that make Somerville the perfect place to live, learn, work, and raise a family.
A Commitment to the Whole Child
Along with a comprehensive core curriculum, Somerville Public Schools is committed to the development of the whole child. An award-winning Food & Nutrition program, exciting After School choices, an array of enrichment opportunities, and a variety of specialized programs that target individualized needs combine with a rigorous core curriculum to provide all Somerville Public Schools students with a broad and engaging educational experience. One that will help them thrive throughout their lifetimes.
Somerville Public Schools and the City of Somerville put youth and family first. A diverse array of programs and activities keep our students engaged. But beyond providing a rich educational experience for our students, we believe that student learning and vibrant communities requires engaging the entire family. A plethora of parks, family weekend activities, restaurants, and cultural events provide Somerville families with opportunities to enjoy each other and make new friends. Along with an outstanding educational program for our students, the Somerville Public Schools also offers Somerville families a wide range of programs and services -- from Literacy playgroups for our youngest residents to adult evening school options for parents and guardians -- to help our families learn and grow together.