Official Unveiling of Expanded Upper School Campus
On Monday, January 28, 2019, Boston Collegiate Charter School (BCCS) celebrated the completion of its expansion project at its Upper School campus with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted in the newly constructed multipurpose lunch room and convening space, the Commons.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, a co-founder of the school, joined approximately 125 guests for the morning’s program. BCCS Senior Kanilla spoke about the impact of the expanded campus: “I don’t think people know how much it really means to students; how great it feels to have a place to learn and grow such as this…I feel like your environment affects what you do. In a bright classroom with colors and natural light, we feel more productive. It is really setting us up for college. So thank you all for being a part of that.”
Following Kanilla’s remarks, Mayor Walsh urged guests that “we have to continue to make sure we have 21st century learning in arts and sciences, and that’s what’s happening in this school.” Before the morning’s festivities ended, BCCS Campaign Committee Chair and Board Vice Chair Nicole Chang reminded everyone that BCCS is still actively fundraising to support the Capacity to Lead campaign, which includes a $1 million Fund for Teaching Excellence intended to incite innovation, promote ongoing professional development, and recognize the contributions of BCCS teachers to the community.
To our students, families, Trustees, donors, and neighborhood community: thank you for helping make this all possible. For those who could not join us, be sure to check out the video below that highlights our new expansion.