Our Sisters' School


Our Sisters' School

Contact: Jocelyn L. Mitchell

Address: 145 Brownell Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02740

Phone: 508-994-1255 Fax: 508-994-1355

E-mail: jmitchell@oursistersschool.org

Website: www.oursistersschool.org

Facebook: Our Sisters' School


We are a volunteer host site and volunteer connector!



Academic Goals

Our Sisters' School challenges each student to reach her full potential by developing academic competence, social confidence, cultural proficiency, intellectual curiosity, integrity and hope. Students at Our Sisters' School receive the following:

-Comprehensive Academic Instruction
-Arts, Music, Drama and Dance Programs
-Community-Awareness Field Trips
-Sports and Physical-Education Instruction
-Tutoring and Mentoring
-Preparation for Secondary School
-Educational Beliefs

The students of OSS maximize their potential in a physically and emotionally safe environment. The culture of OSS embraces diversity. All members of the OSS community are held to high standards. The curriculum of OSS allows students to develop:
-Broad knowledge across and between traditional and emerging disciplines;
-Communication and interpersonal skills that are effective in both independent and collaborative situations;
-Intellectual curiosity and skills to benefit from learning opportunities throughout life;
-An understanding of others, respect for differences and consciousness of the interdependence of humankind.

The teachers of OSS are provided with resources, support and continued professional development. The adults and students of OSS build positive relationships that lead to the success of each student. The families of OSS are partners with the school in the work that we do with our students. The students of OSS will grow to become active members of their community and responsible citizens. The students of OSS will become lifelong learners. The students of OSS all have the ability to achieve excellence.


Volunteer Opportunities 

• Coach Athletics (3:45 – 5:00 PM Monday through Wednesday)
Athletic volunteer coaches can support our basketball, tennis, lacrosse and soccer teams. Coaches and volunteers should be willing to commit to at least one session per week for a minimum of one term of the school year (approx. 11 weeks) and collaborate with staff.
• Be a Tutor or Academic Mentor (5:00 – 6:15 PM every Monday through Thursday) Evening study tutors help students with homework assignments, study skills and other academic needs during evening study time. Tutors work directly with individual students or in small groups to support students who are identified as having a specific need for extra help.
• Language Mentors (once or twice a week, Mondays and Fridays 1:15 – 2:00 PM)
These volunteers support students as they learn a foreign language by helping them practice simple conversation. Teaching experience is not required, and volunteers will be supported by OSS staff. We are currently seeking volunteers who speak Portuguese, French and Spanish.
• Music Mentors (8:15 AM – 2:00 PM on Fridays)
Do you love music? Love to share? Volunteer music instruction for saxophone, guitar, flute, piano, recorder, violin and any other instrument is very welcome.
• Library Volunteers (Flexible hours)
Library volunteers help with the library software program to input our collection and get the card catalog populated. They also check out and return books and re-shelve book returns.
• Office Volunteers (Flexible hours)
Join the OSS team and use your administrative skills in the front office. Light filing, organizing, answering the telephone and other administrative skills are most appreciated by the entire school community.

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