New Mission High School

  • New Mission is a grade 7-12 college preparatory school with a dedicated and caring faculty.

    We envision New Mission as an exemplary college-prep school that develops high-achieving graduates who thrive in post-secondary education and beyond. Our welcoming community aspires to build a more just school, where every student is supported to explore and develop their individual path after high school.

    New Mission maintains a C- (70%) grade requirement to remain in good standing, and offers programs including Homework Academy and Saturday Success Academy as built in support available to all students. Our Early College and Career Pathways Program and “Advanced Placement for all” strategy prepares all our graduates for 4-year colleges. We offer Early College, AP courses, portfolio presentations, and a personalized college application process to assist you in getting into your college of choice. Our Early College and Career Pathways Program has partnerships with Wentworth Institute of Technology, UMass Boston, and Harvard MEDscience. There are over 100 students enrolled in Early College.

    Special Features

    • New Mission Early College & Career Pathways Program: In partnership with Wentworth Institute of Technology and UMass Boston, we offer pathways in Computer Science, Engineering and Health Sciences. Health Science students also attend on-site labs at Harvard MEDscience. Scholars begin taking college courses in 10th grade.

    • Advisory Model: Individual advisors provide academic support, attendance check-ins, and mentorship to all students. Our mission with our Advisory model is to ensure that every student has an adult they are familiar with in the building.

    • Student Success on MCAS: Our students consistently meet and exceed expectations on all sections of the MCAS exam. 

    • Advanced Placement For All: We encourage all students, starting in 10th grade, to enroll in AP courses. 

    • Portfolio: Students demonstrate their commitment to learning, habits of mind, and essential public speaking skills through portfolio presentations twice a year.

    • MassCore Classes: Including Ethnic Studies, Senior Defense, MCAS prep, Art, Chorus, BUILD Entrepreneurship, Creative Writing and more that provide opportunities to develop critical thinking skills.

    • Homework Academy: Extended learning program available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 p.m. All teachers are available to provide individualized support during this time.

    • Saturday Success Academy: Saturday Success Academy is designed to support scholars who may need additional assistance to meet academic standards of New Mission in their studies and ensure a successful path to graduation.

    • Extracurriculars: We have over 25 clubs and sports teams at New Mission, including Chess, Debate, Step Dance, GSA, Girls Group, National Honor Society, High School & Middle School Student Government, Young Man With A Plan, Haitian Student Club, and more. We also offer Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Track, Baseball, Softball, Tennis, Football, Wrestling, Lacrosse, Swimming, and Ice Hockey. 

    • Average class size: 25 students

    • Senior Internship: To “do well in and for the world” you need to step out of New Mission. We provide a range of internships for our scholars in alignment to their career interests. Our students have interned at the Public Office of Urban Affairs, Boston University research labs, Galente Architecture Firm, Boston Main Streets, and more. 

    • Biotechnology: Two-year Career and Technical Education sequence for Juniors and Seniors with professional field trips to local biotech companies and to Tufts Launchpad BioLabs, along with internships.

    • Dual Enrollment College Courses: Offered through Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute, Bunker Hill CC, Cambridge College, RCC, Suffolk University, UMass Boston, and Wentworth Institute of Technology. Earning college credits at no cost to our students.



  • Head of School
    Will Thomas

    655 Metropolitan Ave.
    Hyde Park, MA 02136

    Phone: 617-635-6437
    Fax: 617-635-6332
    School Hours
    7:45 am - 2:30 pm

    Early Dismissal, the day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: Noon

    Grades: 7-12
    Level: High
    School Type: Pilot