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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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NHCS Founding Headmaster Kevin Andrews to Retire

A Letter from Retiring Headmaster Kevin Andrews Dear Friend, In June 1994, I was hired by Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses, Inc. to create a school. A very small group of us got together and began to work on the original design. Several months later, in 1995, we […]

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Support bill to Lift the Cap on Charter Schools!

A bill has been filed in the Massachusetts State Legislature to lift the cap on charter schools. Please take a moment to email your legislator and tell them your family story. “What has your charter school meant to your family?” Thank you to the parents who supported […]

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Boston Charter Schools Show Amazing Results

A new study by Stanford University’s Center for Research and Education Outcomes (CREDO) released a new study of Massachusetts charter schools demonstrates that Boston charter schools – including Neighborhood House –are some of the best schools in the country. Read the report here. On February 28, Stanford […]

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NHCS-City Year Partnership Praised

The NHCS-City Year partnership earned the praised of the Boston Globe in a February 4 editorial entitled “AmeriCorps proves its worth in urban classrooms.” In a February 4 editorial entitled “AmeriCorps proves its worth in urban classrooms,” the Boston Globe highlighted the City Year pilot program that […]

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NHCS Partnership — Innovation to Lower the Dropout Rate

On January 3, an op-ed in the Boston Globe by our dear friend Alan Leventhal cited the City Year-NHCS partnership as “Help for the dropout rate.” As Alan wrote, “Boston has been known for innovation and new ideas. Charter schools were established with the expectation that they […]

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