Francis T. Bresnahan Elementary School

The Port Where Tradition and Innovation Converge

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    Class of '24 Celebrates their Last Day of Classes!

    Congratulations to our seniors! We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments at graduation on June 2nd at 11 AM!

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    Performing Arts Festival May 18!

    Please join us at Newburyport's Waterfront Park for a celebration of the performing arts! Students from all grades will perform throughout the day. See link for schedule. Thank you to the Institution for Savings and Newburyport Education Foundation for supporting our Festival!

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    NHS Welcomes Alan Lightman

    On April 26th, juniors at Newburyport High School had the opportunity to speak to Dr. Alan Lightman, bestselling author and MIT professor in both physics and humanities. Follow the link for more.

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    SEPAC Meeting May 16th

    Starting in the fall of 2024, NPS will begin using the new Individual Education Plan (IEP) forms from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Come learn about the new IEP forms at an online workshop. 

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    District News

    Follow link for welcome to new Director of Pupil Services, Brad Brooks as well as a note from Superintendent Gallagher

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    2024-25 Preschool Information

    Learn about the Bresnahan Preschool Program! January 23rd at 7:00 PM. Follow link for more details

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  • 2022.23 Year in Review

    2022-23 was a great year to be a Clipper! Follow link for our 22-23 Strategic Plan Update

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Mission Statement

  • The mission of the Newburyport Public Schools, the port where tradition and innovation converge, is to ensure each student achieves intellectual and personal excellence and is equipped for life experiences through a system distinguished by students, staff, and community who:

    • Practice kindness and perseverance
    • Celebrate each unique individual
    • Value creative, experiential and rigorous educational opportunities, scholarly pursuits, and life-long learning
    • Provide nurturing environments for emotional, social, and physical growth
    • Understand and embrace their role as global citizens

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