Boston Collegiate offers a robust program for students not just up to, but beyond their college or career experience. Through strategic curriculum mapping across grades 5-12 within each department, and delivered in a sub-school model to target focus areas of development for our Lower, Middle, and High School students, the trajectories of our students’ experiences are meaningfully designed for optimal growth.
Our academic instruction is focused on engaging all students in deeper learning, enabling them to retain and transfer knowledge through analysis, synthesis, and creation. Students are engaged in answering important and interesting questions that address real world issues and concerns in a rigorous way using critical thinking skills. They work together to make meaning of what they are learning, examining information and data, drawing conclusions and presenting findings and arguments, and they have the opportunity to engage in debate, discussion, presentations, and they are regularly writing about their topics. More than ever before, students have more choices that can ignite their interests and passions through our explorations and elective courses, offered across all grades.
We promote Scholarship and Belonging as the twin pillars of our school’s core values, which also include Responsibility, Integrity, and Passion. School culture is created where those two pillars meet. We embrace and train our staff in restorative practices, a framework that builds community, restores relationships, and repairs harm, which leads to deeper understanding between students and staff and an increased level of engagement in our program and community.
College persistence rates for our alumni far exceed national averages and our graduates boast commendable acceptances from a wide range of post-secondary programs. A small sampling of college acceptances include Amherst College, Babson College, Bentley University, Bowdoin University, Brown University, Cornell University, Dartmouth University, Harvard College, Howard University, Northeastern University, Smith College, Spelman College, Tufts University, Wellesley College, Williams College, and Yale University, and all four of the University of Massachusetts campuses.