Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School

  • We aim to graduate resilient, hard-working students who are proficient readers, writers, problem solvers, and thinkers. We have organized our school to ensure each individual student reaches these goals. Every graduate of the Dudley Street School will be on a path to attend college and serve as a responsible citizen and contributing community member.

    What makes our school special

    • We are a BPE Teaching Academy in which residents from Boston Teacher Residency partner with experienced teachers to deliver ambitious instruction in each classroom
    • Our school forms a PreK-12 neighborhood pathway with Dearborn STEM Academy, which moves to a brand new state-of-the-art STEM facility in 2018.
    • A flexible and collaborative staffing model, led by two Directors of Instruction
    • Grades 3, 4, and 5 employ a team-teaching approach
    • We have a dedicated Special Education and ESL teacher for each grade level team
    • We make data-informed decisions around instruction, planning, and individualized learning plans
    • Our school day features more time for teaching and learning through an extended school day
    • We feature a K1-K2 loop with the same teachers for two years, so teachers get to know their students well
    • We offer strong socio-emotional support through Responsive Classroom curriculum and school partner agencies
    • We maintain strong partnerships with community organizations and other schools in the Dudley neighborhood

    Our partners

    • BPE (Boston Plan for Excellence), DSNI (Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative), BTR (Boston Teacher Residency), DPC (Dudley Promise Corps), Family Services of Greater Boston, Project HOPE, Cradles to Crayons, Roxbury Children Services of Roxbury, The Home for Little Wanderers, The Food Project

    Before and after school programs in our building

    • Before school: Free breakfast for all students from 8:15-8:45 a.m.
    • After school, 3:15-4:30 p.m.: arts, wellness, thematic exploration, and tutoring as part of our extended school day for all students at no extra charge.


  • Principal
    Elijah Heckstall
    6 Shirley St., Roxbury
    Boston, MA 02119



    School Hours
    8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Mon., Tues, Wed., & Fri.; 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday

    Early Dismissal, the day before Thanksgiving, and the last two days of school: 1:45 p.m.

    Grades: K1-5
    Level: Elementary
    School Type: In-District Charter School