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New Family Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the Roxbury Prep family! We are so excited you have decided to begin this journey with us. Below you will find a few frequently asked questions that we hope are helpful! Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s campus if you need further information or assistance. The contact information for all campuses can be found under the “Contact Us” tab or at the end of this page.

What are the school hours?
  • 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).
Are breakfast and lunch provided at the school?

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.

Will transportation be provided for my child?

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!
What does the Roxbury Prep uniform look like, and how can I order them?

We are excited to announce that all Roxbury Prep middle schools will have a new school uniform for the 2017-2018 school year! The new, simpler school uniform will be available through J.B. Pride Uniforms, our new school uniform provider. School-branded shirts and sweaters must be purchased from J.B. Pride Uniforms. School uniform-approved pants or skirts can be purchased from J.B. Pride or anywhere they are sold.

Ways to Order/Purchase:

1) Order in store:

JB Pride Uniforms
28 Corey Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132
617-323- 8832

Store Hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 3pm
Sunday and Monday: Closed

2) Order online:

www.jbprideuniforms.com
School codes:

  • Mission Hill: 127
  • Lucy Stone: 126
  • Dorchester Campus: 125
  • High School: 128

For specific details on uniform items, please contact your campus’s main office.

What athletic or extra-curricular activities are offered at Roxbury Prep?
  • 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.
What happens during inclement weather?

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.

How do you partner with families at Roxbury Prep?

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: Currently we have one Roxbury Prep-wide family council for families from all of our campuses to come together, but we are looking to establish campus-specific family councils for the 2017-2018 year. If you would like to be involved, or want to learn more about this process, please contact our Associate Director of Family and Community Engagement at Janice.brea@roxburyprep.org.
  • 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. You can find current and past newsletters here!
  • Follow Us Online: Follow us on Twitter or Facebook to stay up to date with announcements and school happenings!
What other student services does Roxbury Prep offer?
  • 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.
What are the summer reading expectations?

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

What upcoming events should I be mindful of?

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

School Contacts

Roxbury Prep Mission Hill
Office Manager: Gladi Jackson
T: 617 566 2361

Roxbury Prep Dorchester Campus
Office Manager: Majken Fisselier
T: 617 858 2300

Roxbury Prep Lucy Stone
Office Manager: Katie Gallagher
T: 617 979 0115

Roxbury Prep High School (9th grade campus)
Beresford Brooke
T: 617-858- 2288 ext.44300

Roxbury Prep High School (10th and 11th grade campus)
Chani Middletowne- Rowe
T: 617-858- 2288