Boston Community Leadership Academy

  • silver The new BCLA-McCormack 7-12 School is an open enrollment, 21st-Century, pilot school serving diverse students in an inclusive setting as they develop their capacity to become self-determined, independent learners to pursue their academic and personal aspirations.  Our school offers a rigorous, college preparatory course of study that embeds a culturally and linguistically sustaining curriculum with a specific focus on leadership and social justice.

    The new BCLA-McCormack 7-12 School provides:

    • Course offerings that include traditional college preparatory classes:
      • English Language Arts
      • Integrated Math
      • History
      • Science
    • Opportunities to enroll in:
      • Six AP classes
        • AP Literature
        • AP Language
        • AP Calculus
        • AP Statistics
        • AP Spanish
        • AP Psychology
      • Four levels of Spanish
      • A range of English and Math elective courses that include:
        • Teen Health Issues
        • Economics
        • Research and Activism for Change
        • Discrete Mathematics
        • Biomedical Science
        • Engineering Physics
      • We also have programs to support:
        • English Learners
        • Students with learning disabilities, including 
          • Students with Autism in the ABA Program
    • Access to dual enrollment opportunities at Franklin Institute of Boston, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and UMass Boston.

      What Makes Our School Special:

      • The diversity of our student body (our students’ language, cultural, racial, ethnic, socio-economic, and ability backgrounds)
      • Our college preparatory curriculum and leadership, social justice, and community advocacy and service theme
      • Standardized and alternative assessments (exhibitions, portfolio presentations, and senior capstone)
      • Co-curricular opportunities for students to exemplify their leadership, advocacy for a cause, and service to their communities
      • Varsity and JV athletic programs in football, boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, volleyball, baseball, and softball 
      • Community Action Seminars
      • Aim High MCAS support and tutoring program with Boston Partners in Education
      • Academic and co-curricular after-school programs (i.e., National Honor Society, Debate)
      • Partnerships with Boston University, UAspire, PIC, Tenacity, BPHC/Boston Medical Center, The Home for Little Wanderers, Catie’s Closet, Boston Debate League, Trinity Connects, Peer Health Exchange, Children’s Services of Roxbury, EPIC Service Warriors, The Trinity Boston Foundation, and Boston Partners in Education

      Special admission process

      Call the school to schedule a tour or interview

Contact the BCLA/McCormack

  • Head of School
    Ondrea Johnston

    Grades 7-9:
    315 Mt Vernon St
    Dorchester, MA 02125
    Phone: 617-635-8657 (English/Spanish)
     
    Grades 10-12:
    655 Metropolitan Avenue
    Hyde Park, MA 02136
    Phone: 617-635-8937
     
    bcla@bostonpublicschools.org
     
    Fax
    617-635-8942

    School Hours
    7:55 a.m.-2:20 p.m.
     
    Early Dismissal, the day before Thanksgiving, and the last two days of school: 11:55 p.m.

    Grades: 7-12
    School Type: Pilot