Our Approach

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We are a school for all children.  Most of our students are low-income children of color from Boston’s inner city neighborhoods.  Many have experienced trauma and toxic levels of stress, which adversely affect their cognitive and non-cognitive development and can make learning and school success particularly hard.

Our goal is to graduate students who overcome the odds to achieve academically but we know that students need more than academic skills  to achieve success. Neighborhood House students are scholars who are prepared to face their futures as scholars who seek knowledge, embrace effort, act thoughtfully and commit to the common good.  Our program integrates rich and structured learning with comprehensive social/emotional support to develop in students 1) academic content knowledge and core skills like critical thinking and communication; 2) social/emotional resiliency; and 3) a sense of civic duty and a moral compass.

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