John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science

  • Formerly known as Boston Technical High School, we are the only exam school that mirrors the overall student population of the BPS. Although our focus is Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, we offer a broad array of humanities courses.

    Students can enroll in specialized academic programs including our Engineering pathway that partners our students with M.I.T and Wentworth Institute of Technology or our Gateway to the LMA program, a special partnership with the institutions of the Longwood medical and academic area. We have an on-campus music program, an award winning NJROTC, a state of the art Teleconferencing Center, and a robotics program with a modern laboratory.

    Special Features

    • College-preparatory exam school with high academic and social expectations: Admission to grades 7, 9 and 10 is based on test scores and grade point average
    • Diverse, supportive community of learners engaged in a rigorous curriculum
    • Emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics integrated with humanities
    • Students in grades 7, 8 and 9 clustered in small learning communities
    • Specialized academic programs: Engineering pathway, Gateway to the Longwood Medical and Academic Area program, Roland Hayes School of Music, and Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps ( NJROTC)
    • High acceptance rate to universities and colleges, with many scholarship opportunities
    • AP classes: calculus (AB & BC), physics, biology, chemistry, environmental science, statistics, microeconomics, English language & composition, English literature & composition, U.S. history, U.S. government & politics, European history, French language, Spanish language
    • College and Career Counseling Center, Family Center, Red Sox Scholars athletics program
    • Blue Ribbon Award, Siemens Award for Advanced Placement, MassInsight Vanguard Award for outstanding Advanced Placement program, Silver Medal from US News and World Report, “America’s Best High Schools”
    • Competitive athletic teams
    • Many extracurricular activities


  • Interim Head of School
    Patreka Wood

    Assistant Heads of School
    David MacLeod
    Bettie Nolan
    Patreka Wood

    55 Malcolm X Boulevard
    Roxbury, MA 02120

    Phone: 617-635-9932
    Fax: 617-635-7769
    School Hours
    7:20 am - 1:45 pm
    Early Dismissal, the day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 11:15 p.m.
    Grades: 7-12
    School Type: Exam