275 Prospect Street, PO Box 67, Norwood, MA 02062
781.762.6804 Phone | 781.762.0229 Fax

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About our Elementary School

The mission of the John P. Oldham School is to provide all students with the tools necessary to become lifelong learners through a challenging educational focused on intellectual, emotional, and social development. With support from dedicated teachers, parents, and community members, students will strive to reach high standards that maximize personal potential.

Daily Schedule

8:40 am – First Bell
8:50 am – Tardy Bell
10:30 am – First Recess
10:45 am – Second Recess
12:15 pm – Lunch
12:55 pm – Lunch Ends
2:55 pm – Dismissal Bell

"No School" Announcements

  • WBZ 1030 AM
  • WRKO 680 AM
  • CBS Channel 4
  • WCVB Channel 5
  • WHDH Channel 7
  • Norwood Cable TV

Oldham School Phone Numbers

  • Main Office: 781-769-2417
  • Nurse's Office: 781-769-0107
  • Fax/Answer Machine: 781-255-7007

To report your child absent, call the main office and press 1.


About the Oldham School

The John P. Oldham School, dedicated in 1964, is an inclusionary school with a diverse population. Oldham is dedicated to celebrating cultural diversity. Multiculturalism is not a weeklong "event" but woven into the fabric of the school, with threads strengthened by the commitment of staff and parents. Children learn to appreciate the uniqueness of each culture while recognizing common values.

Students and teachers participate in the Social Competency Program. In a cooperative, caring environment, students develop self-control and take responsibility for their behavior.

Oldham has the only Collaborative classrooms in the district, where in each grade one class has Special Needs and classroom teachers work together in an inclusionary environment to promote student success.

Annual events strengthen community relations. Grandparents day brings grandparents from all over, with many planning vacations around this event. Students donate allowances to the Ecumenical Food Pantry, participate in the Circle of Hope and correspond with "pen pals" from a local nursing home. You can find students engaged in after-school sports, Math Club, or Homework Club.

High standards of achievement for students, instruction based on flexible grouping and cooperative teaching, and the support of an active P.T.O., make Oldham a truly great school.