young achievers  
Young Achievers Science and Math Pilot K-8
 
Young Achievers is a pilot school with a special focus on math, science and experiential education. Our seven hour school day embeds art, music technology and physical education into each child’s school day. Our small class size and high adult/child ratio are designed to meet the needs of all learners in an inclusive, anti-bias setting.
 
Young Achievers is committed to social justice through access to the best possible public education for students. We work to ensure that everyone becomes proficient in math and science so they can pursue college preparatory math and science courses in high school. We believe an actively anti-racist school, committed to equity and social justice, will prepare our students for success in life, not just success in school.
Our curriculum uses the rich resources of the “urban wilds” in our neighborhood at the Boston Nature Center, the Arboretum, Franklin Park Zoo and Forest Hills Cemetery. Our objective is to have each Young Achiever become stewards of the environment, translating our school-wide pledge “to make a difference in our school, our neighborhood, our city” into a reality of environmental activism.

What makes our school special:
• A math and science pilot school
• Seven-hour day (9:30-4:30) for all students
• Small classes of 18-20 students, with 1-2 adults
• Inclusive special education program
• A family & community outreeach coordinator (FCOC) who facilitates family involvement in governance and the school community
• A full service commmunity school that actively partners with community agencies
• Active wellness initiative
• Home visits to each new kindergarten and first grade student
• Homework help and tutoring support
• Acceleration Academy during February (ELA) and April (Math) vacations.
• Music, art, physical education, chess, martial arts, dance.
 
Special academic programs:
• Special Education: K0/K1Early Childhood inclusion program Learning Adaptive Behavior (LAB) program, grades 6-8
• English Language learners: Sheltered English Instruction (SEI), K1-grade 4
 
Our partners:
• Children’s Services of Roxbury, Boston Teacher Residency, The City School, Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound, Full Service Community School Round Table, Mattapan Community Health Center, Berklee College of Music, Playworks, Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Club, Friends of the Children
 
Before and after school programs in our building:
• Before school, 7:00-9:15 am: enrichment program run by our Extended Learning and Enrichment Program staff; sliding scale, child care vouchers accepted.
• After school: from 4:30-6:00 pm with enrichment, tutoring and homework help. The program has three specialized components:
English Language Learners: Monday-Thursday, 4:15-6:30 pm
HASP program: intensive tutoring and homework help program for students in grades 6-8
Kindergarten-grade 5: Monday-Friday, 4:30-6:00 pm
Fees:Sliding scale; child care vouchers accepted.

Contact

Principal
Virginia Chalmers

20 Outlook Road
Mattapan, MA 02126
United States

Phone: 617-635-6804
Fax: 617-635-6811
 
 
School Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Early Dismissal: 2:30 p.m.

Grades: K1-8
Level: K-8
School Type: Pilot