Our sisters' school
Our Mission, as an independent, tuition-free, non-sectarian middle school, is to educate and inspire economically disadvantaged girls from the New Bedford area. Our Sisters' School empowers students to step into the future with valuable life skills and a mindset of achievement and excellence by providing a safe, supportive, and academically challenging environment.
Our Sisters' School believes in nurturing the brilliance of each individual and harnessing their family's strengths. We challenge each student to reach their full potential by developing academic proficiency, emotional intelligence, cultural competence, intellectual curiosity, agency, integrity and hope.
Each year up to 18 students are accepted into 5th grade. In selecting each new student, OSS makes a thoughtful, long-term investment in a child's future. We seek to admit students who show academic and personal potential, and who seem most likely to contribute to and benefit from an OSS experience.
All our financial support must come entirely from grants and private donations. We raise everything we spend to run our humble yet powerful school. We are humble because we live simply, and powerful because our students embody great promise and demonstrate impressive outcomes.