Blog Archives

Read Will Gardner’s full remarks to New Bedford School Committee

Below is the full statement that Executive Director Will Gardner made before the New Bedford School Committee during its regular meeting on February 11, 2019: My name is Will Gardner and I am the founder and Executive Director of Alma

Posted in Ops @ Alma

Bringing local food to Alma del Mar!

We are thrilled to announce that we are partnering with Coastal Foodshed to bring locally-sourced, fresh produce to the Alma community! The mobile farm stand will be held in our Community Room from 1:30-3:15 pm on Friday, Feb. 8. They will also

Posted in Ops @ Alma

State approves Alma del Mar/City of New Bedford expansion partnership

This morning, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted 9-1 in favor of Alma del Mar expanding by 450 scholars in an innovative new partnership with the City of New Bedford. Below is Executive Director Will Gardner’s full statement to the

Posted in Ops @ Alma

Alma welcomes Christopher Bator to Board of Trustees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 18, 2019 New Bedford, MA Alma del Mar welcomes Christopher Bator to Board of Trustees Christopher Bator was recently elected to the Alma del Mar Board of Trustees. A retired assistant US attorney from Boston, Mr.

Posted in Ops @ Alma

The Next Alma

Dear Alma Families, I am excited to announce that we are moving forward with plans to open a new Alma campus this fall! We will be opening this new campus with 200 scholars in Grades K,1,2 and 6 in August

Posted in Alma Profiles, Ops @ Alma

New Bedford families demand a strong education for their children

  “Every single year we’re turning away 500 families in our lottery. We want to make sure that those families, and the additional families who want the opportunity that Alma represents, have access to this high quality education. That’s why

Posted in Ops @ Alma

Alma to serve as New Bedford polling place on Nov. 6

We are so excited to show our scholars what service is all about tomorrow, November 6th! When we found out the New Bedford Election Commission was looking for new polling locations last minute, Alma stepped in and offered up our

Posted in Ops @ Alma

You shop, Amazon gives to Alma

AmazonSmile has donated over $100 million to charities thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com. To celebrate, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to the Alma del Mar Foundation Inc when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/45-2914995 through Nov 2. #AmazoSmile #StartWithaSmile

Posted in Ops @ Alma

Alma del Mar’s ‘high bar’ highlighted in new video

From the Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research: Alma del Mar Charter School in New Bedford, MA, is fighting for the chance to serve more students. It has applied to open two more K-8 schools that would educate an additional

Posted in Alma Profiles, Team

MCAS is more than a test — it’s a ‘health check’

When state test scores come out each year, it is a big deal at our school. We celebrate our scholars, our families, and each other as a community of educators. We also take the opportunity to figure out what we,

Posted in Alma Profiles, Team
Donate to Alma

Subscribe to Blog Updates

Keep in Touch

Join Our Team