Welcome to Broadmeadow Elementary School


The Broadmeadow School is an exciting, vibrant and diverse learning community comprised of close to 540 students and their families.  Our school community includes METCO students as well as the town-wide therapeutic program (gr. 3-5).  The Broadmeadow School takes pride in a strong kindergarten through fifth grade curriculum integrated with fine and performing arts instruction.  The faculty works collaboratively in grade level teams to ensure consistent and rigorous comprehensive curriculum and instruction.  The Broadmeadow School is committed to the Responsive Classroom approach, which supports children academically, socially and emotionally.  Our school receives significant support from our School Council and PTC, which provide arts and curriculum enrichment throughout the school year and serve as the locus for community service opportunities within the Broadmeadow community. Each day we try to live up to our core values: acceptance, caring, curiosity, learning, and responsibility.

I welcome you to explore our website, and experience some of what makes Broadmeadow such an exceptional place to learn and grow! Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 781-455-0448, x305 or at emily_gaberman@needham.k12.ma.us


The Needham Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or homelessness.  

Broadmeadow School
120 Broad Meadow Road
Needham, MA 02492

Emily Gaberman, Principal
Orla Higgins Averill, Assistant Principal
Saundra Watson, Special Ed. Coordinator
Roberta Redpath, Lead Secretary

tel 781-455-0448
fax 781-455-0851

School Hours
Grades 1 thru 5
8:20 am - 2:45 pm

AM Kindergarten
8:20 - 11:03 am

PM Kindergarten
12:02 - 2:45 pm

Early Release
8:20 am - 12:15 pm

Delayed Opening
10:20 am - 2:45 pm

Important Dates:
10/26 12:15pm
Early Release- NO AM Kindergarten
due to AM K Parent Conferences
NO PM Kindergarten or PM KASE
AM KASE & Gr. 1-5 dismissed at 12:15pm

NO AM Kindergarten due to AM K Parent
Conferences. AM KASE, PM Kindergarten
and PM KASE in session

NO School - Veteran's Day

11/22, 11/23 & 11/24
NO School - Thanksgiving Recess

12/6 10:20am
Delayed Opening
NO AM Kindergarten or AM KASE
Grades 1-5 arrive at 10:20am
PM KASE arrive @ 11:03am
PM Kindergarten arrive at 12pm