Boston Green Academy
 
Founded in 2011, Boston Green Academy’s mission is to prepare all students—especially those who struggle—for success in college or the 21st century “green economy.” As a Horace Mann in-district charter school, Boston Green Academy (BGA) has increased autonomy and accountability to increase student achievement during its five-year charter. BGA will add a sixth grade in Fall, 2014 and plans to become a full 6-12 institution by 2015.
 
BGA offers an innovative curriculum, excellent supports for students with disabilities, a strong advisory and student support program, and partnerships with museums, colleges and businesses throughout the city. Our excellent college and career counseling is offered as a class for all juniors and seniors, while all students participate in three electives per semester in our support and enrichment program and a weekly assembly with guest speakers and programs.
 
2013 MCAS scores show tremendous growth: BGA is the most improved school in the Boston Public Schools, and the second most improved school in Massachusetts! Students with disabilities and English language learners performed better than their peers in other BPS schools and showed great gains across all exams. We are proud of our students and look forward to future gains.
 
What makes our school special:
  • A Horace Mann Charter School, part of the Boston Public Schools, while also having the freedom and accountability for results that Commonwealth Charter Schools enjoy
  • Preparation for all students – especially those who have struggled – to be leaders in environmental stewardship and activism, to live their lives responsibly and sustainably, and to be prepared to succeed in the growing “green” economy
  • “Green” theme woven through all courses
  • Science courses including physics, biology, chemistry and ap environmental science, as well as internships and projects
  • Humanities courses that combine literacy and social studies
  • Support course in literacy and math for 9th graders who need extra help
  • Spanish as a world language required in grades 9-10
  • Arts, sports, and entrepreneurship
  • After school tutoring, clubs, SAT preparation, student government, sports and internships
  • Opening grade 6 in fall 2014 
Special admission process:
  • Enrollment by lottery; all students living in Boston eligible to apply; short application required, due February 28 at 4:00 pm
  • More information and application forms: www.bostongreenacademy.org
Special academic programs:
  • Advanced Placement (AP) and honors courses in high school
Our partners:
Boston Partners in Education, Boston University, Facing History and Ourselves, Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), Mass.  Audubon Society, VSA Massachusetts (aerts), The Nature Conservancy, Thompson Island Outward Bound, UMass Boston, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
 
After school programs:
Tutoring, SAT prep and college application support, exciting clubs, activities and student government, sports, and academic support for student-athletes; internships throughout Boston with our many partners

Contact
 
Headmasters
Matthew Holzer
Natalie Jaeger 
 
Assistant Headmaster
Maricel Sheets 

95 G Street 3rd Floor
South Boston, MA 02127
United States
 
Boston Green Academy will move to 20 Warren St., Brighton for the 2014-15 school year.

Phone: 617-635-9860
Fax: 617-635-9858

School Hours
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 7:30-a.m.-12:00 p.m. Fri.
Early Dismissal: 1:00 p.m.
 
School website
www.bostongreenacademy.org

Grades: 9-12
Level: High
School Type: In-District Charter School