Federal Street School
- Federal Street School started in 1990, at the site of the old St. James elementary school building on Federal St. It started as a unique two-way bilingual program for grades Kindergarten through second grade.(older grades would be added as time goes on.)
- The program, which has been recognized state-wide, involves both English and Spanish speaking students in a fully integrated program in which both groups of children will learn both languages.It covers Kindergarten through eighth grade.
- The city signed a lease with the Archdiocese of Boston for the use of the Federal St. building which was formerly used for the St. James elementary school until the early 1970's.
- The new school helped alleviate over-crowding at other city schools. The plan to use St. James school was favored over leasing portable classrooms for the overcrowded schools.
- In 2001, the Federal Street school moved to a new school building, located in front of the Salem High School, on Willson St. It is now named the Nathaniel Bowditch School, after the famous navigator, astronomer and mathematician.
- "Parochial school lease may ease classroom crowding" Salem Evening News, Apr. 25, 1990, p.11
- "Former St. James school leased by city for nominal fee" Salem Evening News, July 26, 1990, p.11
- "City-leased school will open on time in September" Salem Evening News, Aug. 16, 1990, p.11
- Nathaniel Bowditch School School Webstite