New Family Information

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Monday – Thursday: Middle Schools: 7:35 am-3:45 pm; High School: 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Friday: Middle Schools: 7:35 am-12:30 pm; High School: 8:00am-12:30pm
  • Students eat breakfast in their advisories beginning at 7:15 am (Middle Schools)
  • Classes begin at 7:40 am and end at 3:35 pm. Dismissal begins at 3:45 pm (Middle Schools).

Breakfast and lunch are provided for all of our students free of charge. No applications are required. Our monthly lunch menus will be updated online and will also be sent home.

School Buses:

  • Buses are provided by Boston Public Schools for all 5th graders who live further than 1 mile from school.
  • Busses are provided by Boston Public Schools for all 6th graders who live further than 1.5 miles from school.
  • Bus assignments will be mailed out by BPS in August.
  • You can use the Where’s my school bus app to track your child’s school bus!
  • Please visit the Boston Public Schools Transportation website for more information!

MBTA Passes:

  • M7cards are provided to all 7th-8th graders and high school students who live outside of the 1.5 mile radius.
  • Please visit the Boston Public Schools Transportation website for more information!
  • Sports: At our middle schools, we offer Soccer, Basketball, Track and Field. At our High School we offer Football, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Softball, and Dance.
  • Extra-Curricular offerings differ by campus. Please inquire at your child’s school.

We follow the Boston Public Schools policy on inclement weather. If BPS is closed, Roxbury Prep schools are also closed. Schools will communicate this information to families.

Partnering with families is vital to ensuring the success of our students and schools. We recognize that we cannot fulfill our mission of preparing students to enter, succeed in, and graduate from college without the support of our families. Family events are held at each campus at least once every two months. Flyers and messages for these events are sent home inviting families to the upcoming meetings or events. Below are some additional examples of ways we partner with our families:

  • Advisory Calls: All students are assigned an advisor. Advisors call families every 2-3 weeks to provide updates. Of course, families are welcome to contact advisors as needed.
  • Family Council: Each Roxbury Prep campus has its own Family Council that meets 4-5 times per year. Please contact your school’s Office Manager to find out more about how to join!
  • Interpretation services are offered at our schools.
  • Family Newsletter: The network office produces a bimonthly newsletter to showcase all of our schools across the network, while each campus sends out monthly newsletters of their own.
  • Follow Us Online: Follow us on Twitter or Facebook to stay up to date with announcements and school happenings!
  • Special Education – We aim to provide all of our students with the resources needed to enter, succeed in, and graduate from college and have robust programming to support a diversity of learning styles and needs. If your student has an IEP, please get us a copy as soon as possible. If you are interested in learning more about our special education services, please contact your campus’s Office Manager, who will be able to connect you with the Individual Needs Coordinator at each campus.
  • Medical – We have a nurse available on staff at each campus.
  • Counseling – We have a full time school counselor or social worker at each campus.

Please contact your child’s school for more information regarding summer reading assignments.

Please contact your campus’s Office Manager for a copy of the school calendar.

RPHS 9th and 10th grade will be located at 1286 Hyde Park Ave in Hyde Park. (The former Boston Prep building).

RPHS 11th and 12th grade will be located at 5 Maywood Street in Roxbury.

School Contacts

Office Manager: Gladi Jackson
T: 617 566 2361

Office Manager: Julia Roehrich
T: 617 858 2300

Office Manager: Katie Gallagher
T: 617 979 0115

Office Manager: Davon Johnson
T: 617-858- 2288 ext.44300

Office Manager: Jocelyn Villegas
T: 617-858- 2288

Uncommon Schools has transitioned to remote learning due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. See here for information.