NHCS News

NHCS Launches High School

“Neighborhood House Charter School has opened a new campus in Lower Mills to house its high school expansion. Kate Scott, the school’s executive director, said that the 120 students from the school’s eighth and newly-created ninth grade are housed on the Lower Mills campus. Scott said NHCS […]

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Announcing The Nate Howe Adventure Fund at NHCS

Neighborhood House Charter School is honored to announce that, through the generosity of the Howe family and friends, our school’s most exciting field lessons will be available free of charge for select students in need.  The Nate Howe Adventure Fund, established in memory of Nate Howe, shall provide […]

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NHCS Receives $100K Grant from Cummings Foundation

Neighborhood House Charter School is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive a $100,000 grant through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program.  The school was chosen from a total of 479 applicants, during a competitive review process.  The award comes at a key moment for Neighborhood House, […]

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1st Grade Teacher Kristin Keeper Named Playworks Massachusetts Teacher of the Month

Neighborhood House Charter School celebrates Ms. Keeper’s recognition as Playworks Massachusetts Teacher of the Month for January 2016.  Ms. Keeper has taught at NHCS for over ten years and has exemplified the dedication of our extraordinary educators.  Her students are engaged, supported, and meeting high expectations each day. […]

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Neighborhood House Receives National Award for Educating Boys of Color

Neighborhood House Charter School, a PreK-8 public school in Dorchester and one of the first charter schools in Massachusetts, is proud to be named a recipient of a 2015 School Award from COSEBOC, the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color.  As described in an article by […]

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NHCS Teachers Featured in Speakers Series in Boston

Three of our school’s amazing teachers will represent NHCS at the Fourth Annual Boston EdTalks sponsored by the Boston Foundation.  They were one of four teams of educators from Greater Boston selected this year to share their ideas and practice with education, business, philanthropic and community leaders. Director of Creative […]

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Neighborhood House Featured in Wellesley Weston Magazine

In Wellesley Weston Magazine, reporter Elizabeth Suneby highlights Neighborhood House in her article, “Closing the Opportunity Gap: Supporting Boston’s Charter Schools.”

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Neighborhood House Charter School Names Kate Scott Executive Director

May 14, 2014 – The Board of Trustees of the Neighborhood House Charter School (NHCS) voted last night to appoint Kate Scott as the school’s new leader, with the title of Executive Director. Ms. Scott joined NHCS in 1996 as a 4th grade teacher. She later taught […]

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As Goes NHCS, So Goes the City of Boston

Every election day, NHCS students “go to the polls” and participate in a mock election here at the school.  It’s an opportunity to learn about the democratic process and civic engagement.  Yesterday was no exception.  I am pleased to announce that our very own Marty Walsh was […]

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  • Dorchester MA 02122
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  • 2220 Dorchester Avenue
  • Dorchester MA 02124
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