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The third enrollment period for the 2014-2015 school year is now open.

We are currently accepting applications for enrollment for grades 5-11 for the upcoming school year. Enrollment applications are due by Friday, August 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. to be included in the third and final lottery for the 2014-2015 school year.

Application forms are available to download here. You may also pick up an application form at our Business Office, located in the Middle School building at 6 Resnik Road, during the summer office hours:

Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Please submit a proof of residency along with the form to complete an application.

The third and final lottery for the 2014-2015 school year will be held on Wednesday, August 13 at 2:00 p.m. at our Middle School building at 6 Resnik Road. The lottery will include any new applicants who applied after the first and second lotteries. All new applicants will be placed on the existing waiting lists for the 2014-2015 school year.

Tours of both our Upper and Middle Schools are available daily.

Please call 508-747-1889 to arrange a tour of our Upper School
or 508-747-2620 to arrange a tour of our Middle School.



Summer Office Hours

If you need to reach us during the summer, our Middle School building will be open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Because we have limited staff during the summer months, please call ahead if you need to come to the school to be sure that someone will be here.

Summer Reading

There is required summer reading for each grade level. Each student is expected to read, mark, and be prepared to discuss the book for his or her grade level by the first day of school on August 27, 2014.


Suggestions for Summer Activities​ ​

The summer months offer many opportunities for us to learn more about ourselves, our local community, and the world in which we live. Any instances of observing, investigating, exploring, questioning, and creating together can build wonderful shared experiences for family members and friends​ while supporting active thinking.







Note from School Leaders

As we conclude the 2013-2014 school year this week, we would like to extend thanks to our faculty and staff, students and families for their hard work and support this year.


Final report cards will be mailed to families after the close of school. A Family Calendar for the 2014-2015 school year and a Summer Reading List will be mailed with report cards. In early August, supply lists and advisor information will be mailed to families. The first day of school for the 2014-2015 school year is on August 27, with Rising Tide's traditional Open House for students and families taking place on August 26.


Before the summer begins, we ask for your attention and potential response to the following two items related to the military:

  • The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is asking all public schools to collect information from families regarding Military Family Status. In May, 2012, as a part of the VALOR Act, Massachusetts joined other states as a part of the Interstate Commission on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. The goal of the commission is to make transitions easier for mobile children in military families in areas such as enrollment and graduation. For more information about this effort, see the guide here. Your child qualifies as having Military Family Status if one of his or her parents is an active duty member of the uniformed services, the National Guard, or is a Reserve on active duty orders. A child also qualifies if one parent has died while on active duty, or if a parent has been medically discharged or retired within one year. If any of your children qualify for Military Family Status, please complete the Military Family Status form, available here or at the front office of either building, and return it to us by Friday, June 20.

  • Now that we have high school students, we have recently received requests from military recruiters for students' names, addresses, and telephone numbers. As a public school, we are obligated to share student contact information with military recruiters unless a parent has opted out of providing such information. If you do not wish for the school to share your child's contact information with military recruiters, please complete the Military Contact Opt-Out Form, found here or at the front office of either building, and return it to us by Friday, June 20. If we do not receive a Military Contact Opt-Out Form from your family, the school may share contact information with military recruiters.

During the summer, the front office at the Middle School building, at 6 Resnik Road, will be open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Because we have limited staff in the summer, please call ahead if you need to come to school to make sure someone is here.


Have a safe and enjoyable summer!


Upcoming Events and Important Dates: 

Wednesday, June 18: Due to two school cancellations this winter, June 18 is no longer the final day of the year. It will now be a full school day. Upper School students will be dismissed at 3:05 pm and Middle School students will be dismissed at 3:10 pm.


Wednesday, June 18: There will be student performances during the school day at the Upper School next week, and parents and guardians are welcome to attend:


The 9th Grade Theatre classes will present This is a Test by Stephen Gregg at10:15 a.m. in the Lower Commons.


The Advanced Theatre class will present their original monologues and mask projects at 10:15 a.m. in the Upper Commons.


The Playmaking class will present two staged readings of their original play A Tale of Two Fathers at 12:10 p.m. in the Lower and Upper Commons.


Wednesday, June 18Rising Tide's Grade 8 class will travel to Boston for lunch at Boston University followed by a trip to Fenway Park for an afternoon Red Sox game. Students will return to Rising Tide late in the afternoon, after buses and carpools leave.

Thursday, June 19Middle School students will travel to Forges Field for their annual Field Day. Students should bring water bottles and make sure to apply sunscreen.


Friday, June 20Upper School students will travel to Forges Field for Field Day events. Students should bring water bottles and make sure to apply sunscreen.


Friday, June 20: Friday will be the final day of the school year. Upper School students will be dismissed at 11:55 am and Middle School students will be dismissed at 12 noon.


Friday, June 20Parents and guardians of 8th grade students are invited to join us for an Eighth Grade Celebration at 10:00 a.m. in the Middle School Multi-Purpose Room. Parents and guardians are encouraged to arrive at 9:45 to be seated in time for the celebration. Siblings of 8th Grade students are encouraged to remain with their own classes on that day. Parents/guardians, please call the front office if you wish to bring an 8th grade sibling to the celebration. A light reception will follow the celebration in the 8th grade wing on the second floor of the Middle School.



Graduation 2015: Save the Date! We have made our initial plans for our first high school graduation in June, 2015. The graduation will be mid-morning on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Boys & Girls Club, across from our Middle School building. The event will include the entire school, grades 5-12, as well as the families of our graduating seniors.

Medications administered at school: Ms. Gaudet, Rising Tide's Nurse Practitioner, asks that all student medications currently in the nursing office be picked up by a parent/guardian or other approved adult by June 20. Students will not be allowed to take the medications home with them on the bus. Any medications that are left in the nursing office after June 20 will be discarded. Please plan accordingly to pick up your child's medication from school.

2014-2015 CALENDAR

2014-2015 Calendar for Families


26 Middle School Open House 9:30-10:30 a.m.
26 Upper School Open House 10:00-11:00 a.m.
27 First Day of School
29 No School


1 No School, Labor Day
5 Evening Ice Cream Social for Families
9 No School, State Primary Elections
17 Early Release 12:00 p.m.
18 Back to School Night


1 Early Release 12:00 p.m.
7 High School Info Night for 8th Grade Families
13 No School, Columbus Day
15 Early Release 12:00 p.m.
27 School Pictures
29 Early Release 12:00 p.m.


4 No School, Election Day
11 No School, Veterans' Day
19 Early Release, Student/Parent Conferences
20 Student/Parent Conferences
21 Student/Parent Conferences
26 Early Release 12:00 p.m.
27 No School, Thanksgiving
28 No School


10 Early Release 12:00 p.m.
19 Early Release, Winter Break Begins


5 Classes resume
14 Early Release 12:00 p.m.
19 No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
28 Early Release 12:00 p.m.


11 Early Release 12:00 p.m.
16-20 No School, February Vacation Week
23 Classes resume


4 Early Release 12:00 p.m.
18 Early Release 12:00 p.m.
18 STEM Night
23-31 MCAS Testing, Grades 5-8, 10


1 Middle School Career Day
1 Early Release 12:00 p.m.
3 No School, Good Friday
15 Early Release, Student/Parent Conferences
16 Student/Parent Conferences
17 Student/Parent Conferences
20-24 No School, April Vacation Week
27 Classes resume
29 Early Release 12:00 p.m.


4-15 MCAS Testing, Grades 5-8, 10
13 Early Release 12:00 p.m.
21 Middle School Verses and Visuals
25 No School, Memorial Day
27 Early Release 12:00 p.m.


2-3 MCAS Testing, High School STE
5 Upper School Graduation
10 Early Release 12:00 p.m.
17 Early Release 12:00 p.m.,
Last Day of School, Date May Change

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