Our daily instruction focuses on engaging students in high-level reading and writing; rich discussions; and expeditionary learning. We seek to ensure that all of our students are critical readers and problem solvers. As a faculty, we focus on designing lesson focused on rigor, access and engagement. To help support all of our students to suceed, City Year and Generations assistant teachers work in all ELA and Math classrooms, which allow us to have a very low student-to-"teacher" ratio in these key subject areas (often as low as 6-to-1). Additionally, all students receive targeted Math and ELA instruction on a daily basis to further support their growth. With three computer labs and over 600 Chromebooks, we are truly able to integrate 21st Century teaching and learning into our classrooms every day.
While we have an extended day (an extra 30 minutes per day), we seek to further support our students outside of the school day. We offer afterschool programming for all students with both an academic and enrichment component. We provide Lexia, one of the country's top online reading programs, to all of our students to use at school and at home. All students Grades 2 to 8 also have supplementary online math programs (ST Math, Moby Max or IXL). We also promote a culture of reading throughout our school community and ensure that all students have an independent reading book at all times in addition to core classroom texts. We offer Vacation Academies during February and April Break to further learning beyond the school year. In order to best prepare our students for Boston's exam schools, we run ISEE Prep classes in the spring and fall.
5 Mildred Avenue
Mattapan, MA 02126