Thomas J. Kenny Elementary School

Rigorous Academics, Meaningful Enrichment


  • The Kenny School is recognized as 1 of 3 finalists for the $100,000 Edvestors School on the Move Prize!

    Each spring, EdVestors invites a select group of Boston public schools to apply for the School on the Move Prize based on a rigorous quantitative screen of student achievement using historical and current state standardized assessment data. The criteria identify schools with improvement that is substantially higher than their peers’ in one or both core subjects (English Language Arts and Math), as compared to BPS schools serving similar grades, with additional criteria related to school performance, student demographics, and graduation rates for high schools.

    Typically, only 5-10% of schools each year meet the eligibility criteria and receive invitations to apply for the Prize.

    The prize will be announced and presented in October in front of an audience of Boston’s leaders in education, the nonprofit sector, philanthropy, and business.

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  • The Boston School Fund has partnered with the Kenny School to support (and fund) the planning and development of an enriching, supportive and successful 6th grade program for Kenny Elementary School Students!

    The voices of students, parents, partners and staff are incredibly important as we design a 6th grade that prepares students for long-term success in high school, college and their chosen path.

    Please take a moment to share your vision and ideas using the link below. Students are especially encouraged to share their thoughts! Your feedback will be shared with the planning committee and used to guide the direction of our plans.

    Thank you to the Boston School Fund and the entire Kenny Community!


    Click Here!

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  • Kenny School to get 6th grade

    The Thomas J. Kenny School will add a 6th grade for the 2020-2021 school year, the school's parent council announced Friday.

    Parents and advocates pushed for the expansion to the Oakton Avenue elementary school, which serves students in kindergarten through 5th grade. Its students currently have guaranteed assignment to 6th grade at the Mildred Avenue School

    "Last night, Superintendent Laura Perille, and the BuildBPS team met with Principal Bryan, the parent council and members of the Kenny staff," the parent council wrote in a release. "Together, we worked collaboratively, as a community to figure out solutions that do not compromise any of our students. We talked through the logistics and came up with smart solutions to ensure that we meet all the needs of our entire student population, while retaining the art and music programs we all hold dearly."

    In the statement, the parent council thanked Perille; principal Emily Bryan; city councillors Annissa Essaibi-George, Michelle Wu, and Frank Baker; state Sen. Nick Collins; state Rep. Dan Hunt; and Erin Murphy, a candidate for city councillor at-large.

    "Gaining a 6th grade ensures that our children can stay at their school, with teachers and friends they love," the council wrote. "To say this alleviates a stress on parents and guardians is an understatement. This truly is a game changer!"

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  • PLEASE take a moment to support the Kenny by clicking the link below!

    The BPS parent survey is hugely important to us!  The information you provide is used in determining our School Quality Framework (our rating), developing strategies for increasing student and parent engagement, and helps us continue to improve! It can also earn us some *free* technology for our students and classrooms!

    Please support our students, staff and entire community by clicking on this link and completing a brief (~5 minute) anonymous survey.  Click here to see the survey in a number of languages: 

    Schools with online parent participation rates above 20% by May 15th will earn free document cameras! Please share and reshare the survey link with families on your social media!

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Mayor Walsh at TJK!