Our Teaching Academies are located in the vibrant and engaged Dudley neighborhood of Roxbury, an area that Boston Chief of Education Turahn Dorsey calls “the education innovation district.”

We’re committed to partnership.  

We work closely with our local partners, including Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative and Roxbury Presbyterian Church.  We also work with nonprofit partners and corporate partners who are critical to the success of our students as they seek to find their place in today’s career landscape.

Why Dudley? Why Boston?

In Dudley, 54% of households earn less than $25,000 per year and only 16% of residents have attained a two or four year college degree. We urgently need to ensure that Dudley’s students, and all of Boston’s students have access to educational opportunities that are equal to their potential.  And Boston’s workforce development needs, which are increasingly in STEM-related fields, demand preparation beyond that provided by traditional schooling.

As many of the schools in Dudley are rated as underperforming, 72% of families choose to send their children to schools outside of the neighborhood. We created a preK-12 pathway so that families looking for a great schooling option right in their neighborhood would have a guaranteed place at excellent school.

Through Boston Teacher Residency, we train teachers at our Teaching Academies, in Dudley; upon graduation we send them out to schools all over Boston, where they have impacted 18,000 Boston students to date.