The Northfield Public Schools Community School provides free, out-of-school-time programming for students and families at Bridgewater, Greenvale Park and Spring Creek elementary schools.
What is a community school?
Using public schools as hubs, community schools bring together many partners to offer a range of support and opportunities to children, youth and families. A full-service community school is both a school and a community resource, with an integrated focus on academics, health, social services, youth development and community engagement. This leads to a better learning environment for all students, stronger families and a healthier community.
Each community school is responsive to the needs, opportunities and resources of the individual school, but a community school is based on several key components.
Community School Key Components
- Out-of-school-time programming
- Expanded health resources/services
- Youth development programs
- Adult programming
- Family resources
- Early childhood programming
- Social service connections