On February 23, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approved Neighborhood House Charter School as one of two Boston charters to be awarded major expansions. Neighborhood House has been awarded 428 seats to expand its existing K-8 school and grow to a high school. The full Department of Elementary and Secondary Education press release can be found on its website.
Says Neighborhood House Executive Director Kate Scott, “Neighborhood House Charter School is thrilled by the opportunity to bring our high quality education to more students and grow to include a high school. We are grateful that the Commissioner has recognized our track record of providing rich and rigorous education combined with extensive social emotional supports. The school is on the threshold of major and transformative developments for our students and families and we couldn’t be more excited and appreciative. We look forward to working with the Board, city and state officials, our families, and our greater community to bring our vision for an expanded Neighborhood House Charter School to fruition.”
Neighborhood House’s current lottery cycle closed on March x, but we may choose to hold a second enrollment lottery in the spring for 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. For more information on the lottery, visit the enrollment/admissions section of our website. The first ninth grade class will enter in the fall of 2017. We are currently working with real estate professionals to identify potential leased space for the new high school grades.