Mission, Vision & History

                                             Irwin Jacobs Elementary


We believe…

If  21st century instructional personnel value the worth and capacity of each child in their classroom to achieve educational growth and are committed to applying learned strategies from effective differentiated and tiered       instructional practices...

Then successful students will be able to     effectively communicate knowledge and ideas through critical and collaborative thinking skills while maintaining a positive relationship with others and self as they make decisions for their career or college pathway.


We see a school where educators are equipped and empowered to provide  authentic  personalized instruction for each student to meet or exceed grade level    expectations.


Irwin M Jacobs Elementary school is named after Irwin Mark Jacobs, an American electrical engineer, billionaire, a co-founder and former chairman of Qualcomm, and chair of the board of trustees of the Salk Institute.

Irwin M. Jacobs Elementary School is a neighborhood school located on the south end of New Bedford, MA. Serving students in grades pre-K. In the Spring of 2018, we moved to a brand new school that is well equipped and ready for rigorous, innovative, teaching and learning.