Dear Prospective Parent:
I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones in good health. We are pleased to know of your interest in Neighborhood School (NS). Our building is closed due to COVID-19, but our students and teachers are actively learning via virtual classrooms with the active support of parents. We are proud of the NS at-home learning model that has evolved this spring.
NS has involved children in a unique learning community since its beginning in 1986 as a private, alternative school with a family-like atmosphere. Our student body includes children 4.5 through 12 years old representative of Boston’s neighborhoods. A team of excellent teachers and 60 children at two adjacent sites share the joy of learning.
Students spend an average of two years within each of our four homeroom levels, developing skills and learning as they are ready while exploring many topics. Literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, drama, physical education, technology projects, life skills, and personal development are curriculum components integrated into our days. All ages are involved with Social Justice learning and anti-bias curriculum. While our school is valued for its intimacy, openings are limited. Siblings of current students and children of our staff are given first consideration for any openings.
How to Apply
1) Submit an online Family Interest Form.
2) Applicants for September 2020: First round applications were due in January, however, we continue to review applications on a rolling basis and offer virtual parent and student visits as appropriate openings arise. Currently we have two openings for September. Please contact me to discuss your child and our current openings. To apply, Download and complete the Student Register Form and Student Information Form.
3) Applicants for September 2021: Admissions tours for prospective parents will be held from October 2020–January 2021. Please refer to our website www.neighborhoodschooljp.org for additional information. The tour schedule will be available in September.
We hope this information is of help as you consider learning opportunities for your child.
Tricia Morrow, Director