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Roxbury Prep Celebrates 20 Years

Since John King and Evan Rudall opened the doors in 1999, Roxbury Prep has been working hard to close the achievement gap for students in Boston. We have sent hundreds of students to top high schools and colleges, and this June, we graduated our first class of seniors, with 98 percent entering a four-year college! Throughout our 20th anniversary year we will be celebrating milestones and profiling the key players that have helped shape the lives of our scholars. Each month, you will find a new profile in the section below as well as a calendar of events. We have so much to celebrate and we hope that you join us in recognizing the hard work and dedication of the people that have made Roxbury Prep so successful over the last 20 years.

Roxbury Prep Spotlights

Roxbury Prep High School Athletics Director

Dwayne Robinson

"Initially, I only planned to stay a year or two, but I quickly fell in love with Roxbury Prep. I realized the impact I could have on kids that look like me and come from the same type of neighborhood that I came from."

Read More About Dwayne

20th Anniversary Events

School Date & Time Event
Mission Hill September 19 Family Potluck

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Roxbury Prep, we will be hosting its annual Family Potluck dinner on September 19. Join us for an evening of delicious food (Jamaica Mi Hungry, The Cookie Monstah Ice Cream Truck) and community. This event is a great time to meet other families that are part of the RPC community as well as meet your scholar’s advisor and teachers. Families are encouraged to bring a food item but are not required to. All family and friends are welcome to attend, and all those in attendance will receive a free shirt!

Lucy Stone October 20
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Family Event: 20th Anniversary Carnival

We will have a Roxbury Prep Carnival to celebrate Roxbury Prep’s 20th Anniversary. There will be games, arts and crafts, carnival food, and activities for students, family, and friends to come and enjoy themselves with the RPLS community. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 20. Join us to celebrate and get a 20th Anniversary t-shirt!

Dorchester Campus November 18
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Family Event: 20th Anniversary Fall Festival

We will have a catered Thanksgiving Dinner to celebrate fall, Thanksgiving, and Roxbury Prep’s 20th Anniversary. There will be games, arts and crafts, and activities for students, families, and friends to come and enjoy themselves with the RPDC community. The event is from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dinner will be held from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Games and activities will follow from 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Join us to celebrate and get a 20th Anniversary t-shirt!

Roxbury Prep High School TBD Joint celebration with Maywood and Hyde Park campuses