At Dearborn STEM Academy, we offer interdisciplinary Career Pathways to prepare all students for college and careers. Our goal is to ensure that our graduates can successfully access promising careers with advancement opportunities that allow for wealth building. We focus specifically on STEM careers, aligned with Boston’s rich STEM industries.

Every Dearborn student graduates with a post-secondary postgraduate plan which is focused on their interests and ambitions, and informed by their coursework, work experiences, and early college experience. Dearborn students are empowered to envision their futures in college and career through opportunities to experience both in a supportive high school environment.

We are an open enrollment Boston Public School preparing students for today’s top tech careers by bridging rigorous academics with career exposure.

Our middle and high school academics and experiences include:

STEM career pathway program:

Every student chooses Computer Science, Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing or Health & Life Sciences.

Challenging STEM curriculum:

Students learn coding, video game design, robotics, app development, CPR and first aid training and more through hands-on, project-based learning.

Immersive career exploration program:

Students visit colleges, local companies and meet industry professionals.

Early College Program:

Students can earn up to 60 college credits (up to an Associates Degree), at no cost to families, at the time of their graduating from high school. During the 2022-2023 school year, 33% of Dearborn students in grades 10-12 completed Early College courses.

Our higher education partners:

Wentworth Institute of Technology, Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology, Bunker Hill Community College, and Roxbury Community College

Our workplace partners include: Cambridge Mobile Telematics, Mass General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Vertex, Bermeyer, Haley and Aldrich, Olin College, and Gillette


Students attending Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School are guaranteed admission to Grade 6 at Dearborn STEM Academy.

Priority deadline for grades 6, 7 and 9 is February 9, 2024

To, enroll, select Dearborn as your first choice on your school choice form.