Welcome to the John A. Bishop School      

Bishop Elementary School

25 Columbia Road
Arlington, MA 02474
Phone: (781) 316-3792

School hours: M,W,R,F: 8:10am-2:30pm; T: 8:10am-1:00pm

If your child is out/sick, call:
(781) 316-3790

Check for school delays or closings due to weather >

School Calendar

Principal's Update: May 19, 2016 Mark Twitter Account

Computer Based PARCC for Grades 3, 4, 5 – April 25-May 27

Bishop Bear Fair, Saturday, May 21(10am - 3pm)

No School, Monday, May 30th – Memorial Day

Bishop Field Day – Friday, June 3rd (Rain date, June 10th)

5th Grade Recognition – Friday, June 17th


Tell your Teachers they are STARS!
Deadline June 3 (for delivery by the end of the school year)
The Arlington Education Foundation STARS (School Teachers are Really Special) program is a way to say, “Thank you for all you do!” For a donation of $15 or more, the teacher of your choice will receive a certificate that honors him or her with a gift in his or her name.
STARS certificates make great end-of-the-year teacher gifts!
You can donate to STARS at any time during the year, but the deadline is June 3 to ensure delivery before the end of the school year.
Give your STARS online!

Bishop Bear Fair - Saturday, May 21 from 10am - 3pm
Please join the Bishop Community for this great family tradition - the Bishop Bear Fair! Celebrating our 42nd Year!


See the Bishop Fields transformed with Games, Bounce Houses, the Fabulous Tarp Maze, Cake Walk, Huge Used Goods Sale, Silent Auction, Raffle, Plant Sale, and all the great Food, Drinks, Slush and other Sweet Treats to make your Saturday awesome! New this year - a Photo Booth - bring your silly face, your serious face, and all your poses for a great time at the Bishop Bear Fair!

All proceeds benefit the Bishop School PTO, which strives to enrich our children's educational experience while also building community spirit.

Hooray for Bishop Field Day!
Mark your calendars! Bishop Field Day will be held on Friday June 3 (during school hours). Field Day is a great opportunity for the kids to get outside and have some fun. We hope you will consider volunteering an hour or two of your time to help run various activities. Keep an eye out for the volunteer sign up link coming next week.

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No Child Left Behind

The federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires states and school districts to produce and disseminate annual report cards.

These report cards include information on student assessment, accountability, andteacher quality; the report cards may also include other information. They also provide parents and other members of the public a snapshot of student performance and teacher qualifications in their local schools.

Bishop School's report cards from current to previous years >

Creating Safe Schools Arlington Special Education Parents Advisory Council

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