The gymnasium shared by Madison Park Technical Vocational High and the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science was dedicated to Nelson Mandela on June 23, 2015, which is exactly twenty-five years since Mr. Mandela’s famous visit to Madison Park.
Olivia Link is a Boston Arts Academy valedictorian who has not only excelled academically, but who has also excelled in the arts. She was introduced to BAA at a very young age. When the school first opened around 1998, her mother taught a photography class at the school and she would accompany her mom to work. Some of the founding faculty members have known Olivia since she was a baby.
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBT civil rights organization, on June 16, 2015, honored the Jamaica Plain public elementary school for embracing acceptance and inclusion.