• * On July 14, 2021, the Boston School Committee unanimously approved the Superintendent's Exam Schools Admissions Policy Recommendation |Arabic/ العربية|Caboverdean/CaboverdeanoChinese/中文French/FrançaisHaitian/Kreyòl Ayisyen| Portuguese/PortuguêsSomali/ SoomaaliSpanish/español|Vietnamese/Tiếng Việt



    Building upon the work initiated by the Superintendent’s Exam Schools Admissions Criteria Working Group, the Boston School Committee Exam Schools Admissions Task Force is charged with developing a set of recommendations for the admissions policy for Boston Public Schools exam schools. The desired outcome is to expand the applicant pool and create an admissions process that will support student enrollment at each of the exam schools such that rigor is maintained and the student body better reflects the racial, socioeconomic, and geographic diversity of all students (K-12) in the city of Boston. The Task Force shall consider use of the new NWEA assessment and other factors, and leverage learning from a full review of the implementation of the SY 21-22 admissions criteria, as well as a thorough review of practices in other districts.

    Exam Schools Admissions Task Force Membership Roster:

    • Co-Chair, Michael Contompasis, former Boston Latin School Head of School and former BPS Superintendent
    • Co-Chair, Tanisha Sullivan, President, NAACP Boston Branch and former BPS Chief Equity Officer
    • Pastor Samuel Acevedo, Co-Chair, Opportunity and Achievement Gaps Task Force
    • Acacia Aguirre, parent, John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science
    • Simon Chernow, student, Boston Latin Academy
    • Matt Cregor, Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee, Supreme Judicial Court
    • Tanya Freeman-Wisdom, Head of School, John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science
    • Katherine Grassa, Principal, Curley K-8 School
    • Zena Lum, parent, Boston Latin Academy
    • Zoe Nagasawa, student, Boston Latin School
    • Rachel Skerritt, Head of School, Boston Latin School
    • Rosann Tung, Independent Researcher
    • Tamara Waite, parent, Philbrick Elementary School



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