Boston Green Academy

  • Founded in 2011, Boston Green Academy’s mission is to prepare all students—especially those who struggle—for success in college or the 21st century “green economy.” As a Horace Mann in-district charter school, Boston Green Academy (BGA) has increased autonomy and accountability to increase student achievement during its five-year charter. 

    BGA offers an innovative curriculum, excellent supports for students with disabilities, a strong advisory and student support program, and partnerships with museums, colleges, and businesses throughout the city. Our excellent college and career counseling is offered as a class for all juniors and seniors, while all students participate in three electives per semester in our support and enrichment program and a weekly assembly with guest speakers and programs. 

    What makes our school special:

    • A Horace Mann Charter School, part of the Boston Public Schools, while also having the freedom and accountability for results that Commonwealth Charter Schools enjoy
    • Preparation for all students – especially those who have struggled – to be leaders in environmental stewardship and activism, to live their lives responsibly and sustainably, and to be prepared to succeed in the growing “green” economy
    • “Green” theme woven through all courses
    • Science courses including physics, biology, chemistry and ap environmental science, as well as internships and projects
    • Humanities courses that combine literacy and social studies
    • Support course in literacy and math for 9th graders who need extra help
    • Spanish as a world language required in grades 9-10
    • Arts, sports, and entrepreneurship
    • After school tutoring, clubs, SAT preparation, student government, sports and internships

    Special admission process:

    • Enrollment by lottery; all students living in Boston eligible to apply
    • More information and application forms:

    Special academic programs:

    • Advanced Placement (AP) and honors courses in high school

     After school programs:

    • Tutoring, SAT prep and college application support, exciting clubs, activities and student government, sports, and academic support for student-athletes; internships throughout Boston with our many partners


  • Headmaster
    Matthew Holzer

    Assistant Headmaster
    Jeff Becker

    20 Warren St.
    Brighton, MA 02135

    Phone: 617-635-9860

    Fax: 617-635-9858

    School Hours
    8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.
    8:00 a.m.- Noon Wednesday

    Early Dismissal, the day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 12:30 p.m.

    Grades: 6-12
    School Type: Horace Mann (In-District) Charter School

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