Message from Our Principal
PrincipalWelcome to Ocean Avenue Elementary School (OAES), home of the Dolphins!  

Our talented and dedicated staff provides student-centered instruction to empower every learner to make a difference in the world.  We are proud to be building student success through our school-wide learning model, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP).  Since July 2016 we have continued to teach and learn as a fully authorized IB World School, one of only a handful of schools offering the PYP across New England.  The PYP allows us to create a coherent curriculum across all disciplines, based on building inquiry practices, conceptual understanding and global engagement among all our students from kindergarten through fifth grade. 

OAES has a school success plan with four goals: 
1) Meaningful Parent Engagement, 
2) Peaceful School Climate, 
3) Increased Student Achievement in Reading and Math, and 
4) Full Implementation of IB PYP.   

We have a shared belief that parents are vital partners in the work of educating students.  You will find your child’s teacher is your best resource and partner in your child’s education, and I encourage you to reach out to them early and often to talk about your child’s learning. Parents set the foundation for learning by promoting work habits including regular attendance and reading at least 20 minutes every night.

The best way to get involved at school is to join our Parent Teacher Organization. The PTO is very active in supporting OAES classrooms and providing community for our families. Click the link below access their informative website.

So once again, a warm welcome. I am honored to have served as the principal at OAES since we opened in 2011.  Please contact me anytime to connect about your child’s education.  

Beverly Stevens, Principal