Dudley Street scholars engage with STEM concepts in week-long camp

During April vacation week some of our 4th and 5th graders at Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School attended our very first STEM Camp Week hosted at the Dearborn STEM Academy. This was the students first exposure to secondary education and to life as a Dearborn STEM student. The purpose of the camp was to strengthen…

Dearborn STEM Senior Spotlight

Dearborn STEM Academy senior Anne Raphael recently moved to the US and aspires to become a cardiothoracic surgeon. Anne shared her journey with us, and talked about her next steps after graduation this spring. 

Born in Haiti, Anne moved to the United States in November 2019, joining her aunt who resides…

Conversation with Dearborn STEM Academy’s Head of School

We recently sat down with Dearborn STEM Academy’s Head of School, Darlene Marcano to talk about her path as an educator, the return to hybrid learning and the importance of celebrating women all year!

Can you tell us what led you to become an educator? And what has your path been to your…

Dearborn STEM Senior Spotlight

This week, we sat down virtually for a conversation with Dearborn STEM senior, Jonathan Vernett, who is a dually enrolled student at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT). Jonathan shared about his experience at the Dearborn, how the pandemic has affected his learning, and where he sees his future.

Jonathan, a Roxbury native, recently moved…

Launching Dearborn’s Career Pathways Program

By Kristen Almquist-Cevallos and Jesse Solomon

*Originally featured in ASCD Express’ “Ideas From the Field” Volume 14 | Issue 29*

Most of us who are engaged in high school education would agree that a critical component of our job is to prepare students for college and career. The phrase “college and career” has been…

Announcing Career Pathways at Dearborn STEM

We are so incredibly fortunate at the Dearborn STEM Early College Academy that we were able to move into a brand new $72M school building that was intentionally designed and built for STEM learning this year.  This was all made possible because of the vision of the City of Boston and Boston Public Schools and…

Orlanda Dos Santos, Dearborn’s Salutatorian, Class of 2017

Orlanda Dos Santos

Salutatorian, Class of 2017

Good evening everyone. Thank you for being here tonight to celebrate the first graduating class of Dearborn STEM Academy.

I moved to United States from Praia, the capital of Cape Verde two days after I turned 10 years old. I had just completed 4th…

Students in computer science class

Redesigning School for the 21st Century

Jesse Solomon

Executive Director, BPE

Welcome to our new website!

We at the Boston Plan for Excellence have launched a new website to reflect the culmination of an organizational shift we have been navigating for the past few years.  In September of 2016, we achieved our goal of creating a full PreK-12 pathway of…