Coming into the O'Bryant as a transfer student from Boston Latin School I did not know what to expect. One of the first things I noticed coming when I came to OB is that the teachers where really supportive. Back at BLS I can remember having to rely on myself to pass the classes (Thankfully I eased through BLS with headmasters). I came to the O'Bryant because of it's specialisation in math and science and I was really pleased. Really the O'Bryant has been looked at as a third rate school compared to the other two exam school. But from my experience this school is just as hard and just as challenging as the other two exam schools. The students here are really motivated to do their best in everything that they do and most even go on to attend top rate universities ( Harvard, MIT, Yale, ect..). So if you are a parent with a student applying for exam school please do not discard the O'Bryant, Give the school a second look and you may find that the school may be the right place for your child, After attending Boston Latin School and Shadowing at BLA I can tell you that this school is way better than BLA. Students are happier at this school and seem more motivated than the kids at BLA.
I am currently a senior at the O'Bryant. I must say that the efforts made by the students and most of the teachers are great. My current principal, Mr. Sullivan, truly loves the students and has provided great support and help. Unlike our previous principal, Mr. Sullivan can always be found for help and encourages us on a daily basis. My one complaint is that we lack the supplies that I believe a school of math and science. This, however, has never stopped us from striving high and earning fabulous grades and scores. My suggestion is that the BPS system takes a hard look at the three exam schools and realize that we have been ignored and unappreciated for too long.
I'm an alumni and I must say that this school definitely prepared me for college. I'm in one of the best universities in the nation now and I'm kicking butt in all my classes. I know I can attribute this to OB. The academics are great, the teachers were great no matter how much I complained about them. I love the diversity in OB, so many different ethnic backgrounds learning together, it's just wonderful. That's something I miss experiencing now that I'm in a majority white university. The school also offers alot of extracurricular activities and they have ties to MIT, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard and other great companies that one wants to have ties with. OB is definitely worth it and your child just has to be focused and try his/her best to make it in this school (just like in the real world)
I've been here for two years and I'm happy to say that the teachers really do care, they help before,during, and afterschool. There's never something you can't accopmlish academically at the O'bryant!
I am 7th grade in this school and I feel like the teachers have good strategies for teaching.
As an O'Bryant alumni, I believe that the O'Bryant is a fabulous school. I feel that I was more than prepared for college and learned very valuble things at that school. The teachers try to help students that are having difficulties and overall the teachers are amazing. There were many extracurricular activites available that I could not even do everything that I wanted. I would reccomend this school to anyone. I attended O'B from 7th grade until I graduated and I could not say anything better about this school.
I am a current student at the O'Bryant, and I am far impressed at the classes I am offered here. The courses are amazing, and they are only growing. The school has it's own building specifically for music and science. Even the older students are there for each other, staying after school every Tuesday and Thursday for homework help. If there is any school that you are looking to send your child too, I suggest the O'Bryant.
My daughter is completing her first year at the O'Bryant and I can not be more pleased with this school. Academically my daughter has far exceeded my expectations I attribute this to the great support and encouragement from her teachers. The teachers have encouraged her to participate in sports and events that she had never tried before and she has had a great time learning these sports and meeting new friends.I have spent many afternoons with her teachers and office staff cheering on the team. Many of the other test schools do not do this, especially for 7th graders. My daughter is becoming a well rounded student and I feel this will take her far in her future. I have recommended this school to other families and will continue to do so.
The O'Bryant is not the perfect school, but it is a very good school went it comes to the many classes it has to offers and the college prep courses. Yes, the class sizes are increasing, but that is only because of the high demand of students that want to get into the school. I do agree that it does need some improvement, but I must say that it is one of the best public schools in the state.
The O'Bryant is not a very good school. Hardly any help is given when you are at great need. Student complaints are ignored unless accompained by an adult. It is as if students have no say in the way their education should be. I would know all these since I'm a current student but leaving after this year.
As a student of the this school, i would say this is not a exam school. Each class is very pack, one teacher to teach 34 kids. School is very low on federal grants and very low on supplies.
Being a former student of this school I can only say don't like the exam school fool you. On the outside John D. O' Bryant seems to have everything (good teachers, engaging studies, college preparatory) but I can only say that it is a sad disappointment. The teachers are overworked with too many students and don't have the time to help those who needs help. There could be five students passing a class and the rest failing and they would call it an success. I say stick to smaller schools that really teach something if you want to graduate from high school actually learning something. There is sport but not alot of kids will branch out on their own because the motivataion is not there.
The John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science provides a demanding college prepartory curriculum. This course of study includes rigorous mathematics and science programs, supported by high standards and expectaions. The school establishes a safe and nurturing environment for all students. The O'Bryant commmunity assures that our diverse student body requires the skills, knowledge, and work ethic to become responsible and productive members of a changing society.
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