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The Kennedy-Longfellow is a community elementary school located in the heart of East Cambridge. Due to our close proximity to Kendall Square, we have cultivated multiple technological and corporate partnerships. Our 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students are paired with volunteer Reading Buddies from the John A. Volpe National Transportation Center and our 5th graders are paired with their “KeyPals" from Draper Laboratory, IBM, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Our 2nd graders also do student driven service learning projects with volunteers from Pegasystems. In addition, because of a former $2 million technology grant funded by Albert Merck, all of our students use cutting-edge technology as an integral part of their classroom learning and have access to a full Makerspace. Our school features ample outdoor play and recreational areas, a large auditorium, multiple activity spaces, and an expansive library. It is within easy walking distance to both the Red and Green subway lines, providing access to all of the Cambridge and Boston area. The Kennedy-Longfellow School has two different after-school programming options (Kennedy Community School and East End House) to serve the needs of working parents and offer enrichment programming to all students.

In addition, the Kennedy-Longfellow is the home of the East Cambridge Preschool Program, a Special Start Pre-K Program, the Food Services Department, and the City of Cambridge Transportation Office.

School Hours
7:55AM - 1:55PM, first bell rings at 7:40AM.

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Recess
Each class will go outside almost every day. Please make sure children are dressed for cold weather when it arrives.

Changes in Afternoon Plans
Changes in students' schedules that require bus changes need to be made in writing to the classroom teacher in the morning. Afternoon changes cause confusion for students, families and staff and can compromise student safety.

Conferences and Reports
The teachers will schedule conferences with parents in the fall and in the spring, or as necessary to share information with parents about a child's experiences in school. We see these conferences as a way to learn from parents about their children and the goals parents have for their children's education, as well as a chance for teachers to share the child's learning at school.

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