Roslindale has some well-regarded elementary schools, but they all stop at grade 5. We're the only neighborhood, at least in the West Zone, without any steady K-8 option. At the last school committee meeting, the superintendent proposed creating a feeder pattern for Roslindale's six K-5 schools (Bates, Conley, Haley, Mozart, Philbrick, and Sumner) and the Washington Irving Middle School. Students from these elementary schools would be given priority over other students in admission to the Irving but would not be required to attend.
This project has been in the works for some time. Representatives from each of those schools have been working together this year to find ways to improve the Irving and make it a more attractive option for families. The Roslindale Transcript has a few more details.
The school committee is expected to vote on the plan at their Wednesday night meeting.