Kennedy, Edward M. Academy for Health Careers

  • The Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers is a small, academically rigorous learning community for students who express an interest in the health professions. Kennedy Academy supports students as they develop the academic, social, and personal skills they will need to succeed in higher education and in health care careers. Individual guidance and support help each student set high expectations for personal achievement.

    In 2010, our school was renamed in honor of the late US Senator Edward M. Kennedy.  Senator Kennedy imagined a future of educational excellence for all children, as well as health care and economic opportunity for all families. Because of his lifetime of public service, we are closer to these goals now than we have ever been.  The staff and students of the Kennedy Academy work each day to realize the future he imagined for all of us.

    Special Features

    • A safe high school with a strong college preparatory curriculum focused on the health, math, English, world language, science, history, and technology courses that students need to succeed in college and in the health professions
    • Students experience the college campus of Northeastern University: our students can use university science and computer labs, libraries, and other resources
    • A diverse and respectful place to learn, where students are committed to their own success and staff who believe in the potential of each student
    • 57% of the teaching staff dual certified in content area and special education
    • 65% of the teaching staff certified to teach English language learners
    • Internships, community service, work experiences, and summer programs in health care settings
    • A Horace Mann Charter Public School, with special freedom to pursue innovative, challenging academic and extracurricular programming
    • Advanced Placement English, Spanish, biology, calculus, statistics, and psychology classes
    • Individual guidance and support for students about academic, personal, and social issues
    • National Honor Society, basketball, track, baseball/softball, Debate Team, martial arts, flag football, Drama Club, Student Council, yearbook, prom, social events, and field trips
    • Several staff members are National Board certified and recognized as Educators of the Year for the City of Boston

    After school programs

    • Free tutoring available Mondays-Thursdays; MCAS and SAT prep, health career internships, community service programs, youth leadership activities, National Honor Society, cultural exploration, clubs, basketball, cheerleading, softball, and track


  • Head of School
    Dr. Caren Walker Gregory

    Grades 9-10
    Mr. Celestino DePina, Assistant Head of School

    10 Fenwood Road (Farragut Building, off Longwood Ave.)
    Boston, MA 02115

    Phone: 617-635-8450
    Fax: 617-635-8452

    School Hours
    Grades 9-10: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm M, T, Th, F;
    8:00 am - 1:30 pm Wednesday  

    Early Dismissal, the day before Thanksgiving and the last two days of school: 1:00 p.m.

    Grades 11-12
    Assistant Head of School
    Vicky Rodrigues 

    384 Warren St
    Boston, MA 02119

    Phone: 617-373-8576
    Fax: 617-373-7850

    School Hours
    Grades 11-12: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm M, T, Th, F; 
    8:00 am - 1:30 pm Wednesday

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

    Grades: 9-12
    Level: High
    School Type: In-District Charter School