Expanded Learning Time at Eliot School a Good Idea

The Eliot School has spent the last year exploring the possibility of adding an hour to the school day and is currently putting forth a plan that will add 180 hours to the year, one hour each day for all students.

The idea is to help every child succeed academically, socially and emotionally not just adding time.

Students will receive the individualized academic support they need to succeed, while having more time for art, theater, Italian, technology, physical education and a variety of other activities.

Eliot School families and the community have been advised of the school’s plan to implement the program that is funded through a grant, for which the Eliot School plans to apply for.

Parents and the community should support the extended learning time which will give students the necessary time to focus on core academics and to meet in small groups with their teaches.

As an Innovation School, established in 2012, there has been a tremendous growth at the Eliot, both in number of students and in the level of achievement.

An extended learning time will make the school an even better place to educate students, as one the best, if not the best, public school in Boston.