• June 29 is the last day of school. 

    Students will attend school on Bunker Hill Day, Wednesday, June 17, formerly a day off for students.  The last day of school is Monday, June 29.  See the revised calendar here

    New, earlier start to the 2015-2016 school year! 

    School will start earlier next year! Grades 1-12 will begin school on Tuesday, September 8. Kindergarten programs will begin on Thursday, September 10. See the 2015-2016 calendar here.
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Headlines & Features

  • Orchard Gardens K-8 Teacher Wins $25,000 Fishman Prize

    Erin Dukeshire, a 6th Grade Science teacher at Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School in Roxbury, is one of only four teachers nationwide awarded the 2015 Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice, a prestigious honor recognizing the nation’s most effective teachers working in high-poverty public schools. The first Boston Public Schools teacher to win the prize.

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  • BPS Celebrates the Class of 2015 Valedictorians

    Today was a proud day for 35 graduating seniors and their families as the Boston Public Schools and the city of Boston celebrated our class of 2015 valedictorians at a luncheon held at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Students were honored by Mayor Martin Walsh, Boston School Committee Chair Michael O’Neill, and School Superintendent John McDonough, and received backpacks and $100 gift certificates from the event’s main sponsor, Reebok. Emcee Meghan Irons, a Boston Globe reporter, a Dorchester native, and proud alumna of Burke High School and Emerson College, introduced each valedictorian. Click on the headline to read about each student.

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  • Celtics Celebrate Perfect Attendance

    Achieving a perfect attendance record for a single school year is hard enough but 25 Boston Public School middle school students pulled off an even more incredible feat – a three-peat.

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