BELL SCHOOL- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who may attend Bell School?

Bell School has three departments:  

What are the hours of the school day?

8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.  Tuition based, after-school care is available until 6:00 p.m. through Right At School.

Do students wear uniforms?

No, however students are expected to comply with the school dress code which recognizes the need for appropriate dress in the learning environment.

What special enrichment classes do students attend?

What extracurricular activities can students get involved in?

There are many clubs and after school activities (both free and tuition-based) for students of all ages.  Bell School also offers a variety of competitive sports opportunities beginning in fifth grade.  Please see the school website for a comprehensive list of sports and activities.  

Do Bell students take any field trips?

Yes, classes take field trips throughout the year.  In addition, students in grades 5-8 participate in grade-wide (all 3 programs), extended field trips:

What are the school fees?

Student fees for 2015-2016 are $100/student (max of $250 per family) plus a $50/student technology fee.  Fees cover costs associated with assignment notebooks, magazine subscriptions, grade level organizers and classroom consumables. Day and overnight field trips are not covered, although financial assistance is available for families that qualify.  

What are the procedures for lunch?  Do you serve hot meals?  Do students have recess?

Breakfast and lunch are offered to students daily, including a hot lunch option.  

Recess is provided for students two times per day, weather permitting.

How does the school keep parents informed?

The faculty and staff at Bell School work hard to keep regular communications with parents and families via several avenues, including:

Are parents allowed to volunteer at Bell School?

Yes, there are many opportunities for parents to volunteer at Bell School.  A general list of options is sent home the first week of school, and parents are encouraged to fill out the Online Volunteer Form on the school website.  In addition to school-wide opportunities, individual teachers may also seek out parent volunteers to assist with classroom activities and chaperone field trips.

Have more questions?  Send an email to bellschool.volunteers@gmail.com