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Two Alma educators to travel the world to fuel passion for learning

ALMA DEL MAR ANNOUNCES ALMAZING FUND GRANTEES NEW BEDFORD – Two teachers at Alma del Mar Charter School were recently awarded grant funds for their proposed trips to further their learning around the content they teach. “At Alma, we invest

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Alma Board of Trustees approves agreement with City of New Bedford

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2019 NEW BEDFORD – Alma del Mar’s Board of Trustees voted Monday evening to approve a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of New Bedford to open a new, neighborhood-enrolled charter public school that

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Alma announces plans for temporary site for new school

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2019   NEW BEDFORD – Alma del Mar has secured temporary space for its new charter public school at the former Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception school building in the Near North End section

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Alma del Mar Enrollment Lottery Draws Nearly 750 Applications

New Bedford (February 28, 2019) – Alma del Mar Charter School held their enrollment lottery Wednesday night with more than 100 hopeful family, friends and children in attendance. The lottery, held for the 2019-2020 school year, attracted 748 applications –

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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