Nature`s Classroom

A special program which our 5th graders participate in each October.  Students spend three nights/four days in Becket, MA learning about nature and science and building teamwork and friendships. 


Every Friday families receive the JSS Newsletter. Families are encouraged to read it weekly, as it contains the most up-to-date news and dates for school events.  Caregivers can opt to receive a paper copy in their child’s backpack, receive it by email or both. 

Northampton Education Fund (NEF)

A non-profit organization created to fund projects and programs that expand educational opportunities, foster creativity, and enhance academic experiences in Northampton's public schools. The NEF also works to broaden community support for our public schools.


Northampton High School

NHS Key Club

A high school service club.  The Key Club is a wonderful friend to JSS, providing free childcare at events, running sports clinics and other great opportunities for our students.

Northampton Public Schools Action Committee

A coalition of parents, teachers and community members that is building solidarity across our district to build a vision of what is possible for our public schools and to address the local impacts of issues such as high-stakes testing, charter school funding and other corporate education reform policies that have a great effect on our schools and our children. Our members are comprised of teachers, parents and concerned community members, and represent all six schools across our district.  For more information: