Morris H. Seigal Clark Avenue Middle School
8 Clark Avenue, Chelsea MA 02150 - Map and Directions
Principal: Michael Talbot
Assistant Principal(s): Berenice Mace-Diaz and Julie Shea
Parent Liaison: Marlene Garcia
School Day: 8:05 am to 2:20 pm
School Uniform: Yes
School Mascot: Clark Avenue Cougars
The Morris H. Seigal Clark Avenue Middle School (CAMS) serves students in grades 5 to 8. Our new building’s features include top-of-the-line science labs, as well as art, music, drama facilities, and state-of-the-art technology and spaces to support student learning. However, Principal Talbot reminds everyone, “Buildings don’t educate students. Teachers do.” The Clark Avenue School’s teachers have high expectations for students’ academic achievement and behavior. The school’s faculty and staff pride themselves on developing close relationships with students, which is critical to supporting young people’s learning and development. Clark Avenue is a uniform school.
Our Academic Approach
- CAMS utilizes flexible grouping in all classrooms to support students in meeting their goals and engaging in higher order thinking.
- We teach and support students in using social emotional learning strategies (SEL).
- All students are engaged in goal setting and teachers provide feedback to students related to their goals and ongoing
performance in all content areas. Students self-reflect on these goals on a regular basis.
- Our special education programs include both a social communications program and fully inclusive
- Comprehensive support services for English Language Learners including more intensive support
for students who are newly arrived as well as students who are continuing to grow in their English
- Click here for our Turnaround Plan
- Click here for our School Report Card
Art, Music, and Afterschool Programs
- Every student at CAMS participates in enrichment classes including art, music, technology, physical education, health education, and Spanish.
- In addition to our enrichment classes, students can participate in chorus, band, or strings through our after school programming. CAMS has multiple musical performances each year for students to showcase their musical skills.
- After school programs include academic opportunities in both math and literacy, and enrichment opportunities, such as intramural sports, Run for Fun, Chess Club, an environmental science club, and art club.
New This Year
- All students at the Clark are taking Spanish as part of their specialist offerings. Our hope is that by the time that our students move on to high school, they will have completed the equivalent of Spanish I.
- For the first time this year, students in every grade have individual schedules and are no longer traveling in homeroom cohorts.