Welcome to BOKS at the Shawsheen Elementary, Woburn Street School, West Intermediate and North Intermediate Schools!

UPDATE: Due to the extended school closure,

the Spring Session of BOKS has been canceled.

Payments made will be returned to your CommunityPass account.



BOKS is a before school physical activity program, currently at the Shawsheen, Woburn Street, West Intermediate and North Intermediate Schools. BOKS prepares children for a day of learning and is an important step in helping children gain an appreciation of the benefits of exercise and healthy choices that will last a lifetime. BOKS was inspired by Dr. John Ratey's book “Spark”. Dr. Ratey, of Harvard Medical School, states that “exercise is the single most powerful tool that we have to optimize the function of our brains.” Classes are filled with team-oriented games and provide plenty of opportunity for play, since the program focuses on fun!

Typical BOKS Class is:

  • 60 minutes long
  • Fun warm-up game or movement drills
  • Running activity, relay races, obstacles courses and strength movements
  • Fun games
  • Cool down and a BOKS Bit-a nutrition component of the program

Cost is $80 per session.

When is BOKS?

BOKS will offer 2 sessions throughout the school year.

Session 1 beginning December 3, 2019

Session 2 beginning March 17, 2020.

Each session is 2x/week for approximately 9 weeks (when school is in session for students attending):

Shawsheen School from 7:30 am to 8:30 a.m.

Woburn St. School from 7:00 am to 8:00 a.m.

West Intermediate School from 7:30 am to 8:30 am.

North Intermediate School from 7:00am to 8:00am.

*BOKS sessions missed due to snow days/school cancellations will be made up as calendar allows.