Our Sisters' School

Community is at the heart of why we’re here

Our Sisters’ School was founded by a team of community minded citizens who chose to invest in the economically disadvantaged girls of New Bedford. They know that helping middle school girls realize their potential creates a ripple effect of benefits – raising local achievement levels, elevating standards and expectations, and improving prospects across the community. 

As an all girls school, ineligible for state funding, we rely on our community’s generous support to carry on our work.   The community sustains us in other ways as well, populating our executive board, providing academic coaching, leading clubs and sports – all on a volunteer basis. Our community ties are also strengthened by partnerships with parents and families and by our alliances with other area non-profits.

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 girls 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.