Fast Facts

A Top School in the State

NHCS is very proud of our students’ academic performance. On the 2015 PARCC test, NHCS dramatically outperformed both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Boston Public Schools. Learn more about our students’ academic successes.

400 Students

NHCS enrolls 400 students in grades K1-8. 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 High School Placement & Alumni Support Team

Our goal of success in High School, career and in life dictates a that a big part of our job is ensuring our students make the best match for high school and are supported by us through high school and beyond.

Our Population

NHCS student population reflects the neighborhood we serve:

  • 81% are racial/Ethnic minorities
  • 67% qualify for federal school lunch programs
  • 14% are Special Education students
  • 23% speak a language other than English as their primary language at home

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
  • info@thenhcs.org
  • Directions and Map