Fast Facts

A Top School in the State

NHCS is very proud of our students’ academic performance. On the 2016 PARCC test, NHCS 8th graders were #1 in the state on the English Language Arts test. Learn more about our students’ academic successes.

510 Students

NHCS enrolls 510 students in grades K1-9. Our high school launched in August, 2017 with a 9th grade and will add grades year by year until 2010 until we are a comprehensive K1-12 school serving 800+ students. As a public charter school, our school is free and enrolls through a public lottery in all grades.

11:1 Student to Teacher Ratio

NHCS maintains a low student to teacher ratio of 11:1, expanding the opportunities for one-on-one and small group learning and fostering the development of close student and adult relationships.

Challenging and Engaging Academic Program

NHCS inspires students with a diverse academic program based on our educational philosophy of Rich Structured Learning Experiences.

Academic & Social Emotional Support

NHCS believes in serving the whole child and provides inclusion classes for students with special needs. We have staff dedicated to serve English Language Learners, and students who require attention in the areas of speech/language therapy, social/emotional issues and occupational therapy.

Afterschool Program

NHCS provides an arts-focused afterschool program that kindles our students’ creativity.

Dedicated College & Career Readiness Staff

Our College & Career Readiness curriculum starts in 6th grade and extends throughout high school, giving students the prepareation they need to be successful in post-secondary education, in career, and in life.

Our Population

NHCS student population reflects the neighborhood we serve:

  • 79% are racial/Ethnic minorities
  • 15% are Special Education students
  • 27% speak a language other than English as their primary language at home
  • 34% meet the federal definition of Economically Disadvantaged (participation in one or more of the following state-administered programs: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); the Transitional Assistance for Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC); the Department of Children and Families’ (DCF) foster care program; and MassHealth (Medicaid))

Contact Us

  • Queen St Campus
    (grades K1 – 7)
  • 21 Queen Street
  • Dorchester MA 02122
  • Lower Mills Campus
    (grades 8-9)
  • 2220 Dorchester Avenue
  • Dorchester MA 02124
  • Phone: 617.825.0703
  • Fax: 617.825.1829
  • Directions and Map