The Roxbury Prep Difference
Roxbury Prep is a community where students feel loved and nurtured so they can be their best each and every day. Our teachers infuse joy and academic rigor into every day, ensuring all students are prepared to succeed in college and beyond.
Uncommon's Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Roxbury Prep is committed to preparing each student to succeed in college and beyond. From our focus on both joy and rigor in the classroom to providing a supportive environment, our students have the foundation to make their dreams come true.
Longer School Day and Year
Throughout middle and high school, Roxbury Prep students engage in learning and extracurricular activities for a longer school day and longer school year to ensure they will be prepared to enter college and excel in their careers.
Structured, Safe, and Fun
Roxbury Prep is characterized by a culture of joy, support, and focus on academic work. Students thrive when they know they are cared for by all faculty and staff, and we focus on creating a learning environment that supports their success.
Roxbury Prep students wear uniforms to foster a focus on learning and a stronger sense of community.
The Student Experience
Roxbury Prep students know that an excellent education is key to achieving their dreams. By committing to our core values and giving back to others, our students can reshape history and write a new story for themselves.
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Our Core Values
Roxbury Prep schools are aligned around the “3 C’s” — Curriculum, Character, and Community — that have laid the foundation for Roxbury Prep since its opening.
Without good teachers, nothing else matters. Teachers are provided extensive support and coaching in curriculum development, instruction, and assessment, delivering engaging daily lesson and thoughtful, strategic unit plans.
With mandatory uniforms, a structured learning environment, and school values supported by an Advisory curriculum, Roxbury Prep ensures that students develop the academic, social, and moral skills required for success in college and in life.
At Roxbury Prep, we use our talents to make positive contributions to our communities. Through weekly Community Meeting, after school clubs and Enrichment, and local partnerships, Roxbury Prep students enrich their own school community, contribute to the neighborhoods of Roxbury and Dorchester, and benefit from the support of Boston community organizations and philanthropic supporters.
Roxbury Prep History
Since its founding in 1999, Roxbury Prep has provided Boston students and families with an award-winning instructional model that supports their academic and personal growth. We bring joy into learning and change history one student at a time.
Our First School
Roxbury Prep Charter School, Mission Hill Campus opens its doors in Boston as one of the first charter schools in the state of Massachusetts. It is founded on the pillars of community, rigorous academics, and getting our founding class on the path to graduate from college.
Roxbury Prep Charter School, Mission Hill Campus formally joins the Uncommon Schools network.
Our Middle Schools
2011 - 2012
We open our second middle school, Roxbury Prep Charter School, Lucy Stone Campus and third middle school, Roxbury Prep Charter School, Dorchester Campus with the support of Uncommon Schools.
Our High School
We open the doors to our high school and are now able to serve students from 5th grade through 12th grade.
SERVING GRADES 5-12 IN Boston
Explore Our Campuses
Our schools have a shared mission to prepare all student to enter, succeed in, and graduate from college. We currently have four schools in the Boston neighborhoods of Dorchester, Mission Hill, Roslindale, and Roxbury.
Learn How to Enroll
Our free public schools are open to all Massachusetts residents, with no selection criteria or application fees. We participate in Apply Boston Charters, the enrollment process for all Boston public charter schools. Learn more about enrolling your child and submit your application today!