Friday, December 3, 2010

List of schools proposed to close next year

The superintendent presented her plan for closing and merging schools at last night's school committee meeting. In addition to the others mentioned earlier, the following schools may close:
  • Agassiz Elementary
  • Fifield Elementary
  • Middle School Academy
  • Farragut Elementary
Generally, children at these schools would have preference in other schools in their zone with open seats, after sibling preference is taken into account.

Rather than close, Clap Elementary will become an "innovation school".


The following would be merged under the plan:
  • Alighieri and Umana
  • Urban Science Academy and Parkway Academy of Technology and Health
  • Brook Farm Business & Service Career Academy and Media Communications Technology High School
  • Excell High School and Monument High School
The following schools would be expanded:
  • Holland elementary would add a K1.
  • Trotter elementary would add a K1.
  • King K-8 would add the K1 and K2 classes from the East Zone ELC 
  • TechBoston Academy will increase the number of high school seats.
  • Dearborn will expand to a 6-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics program


Tim Gray said...

Hi Geeky Mama,
I'm Tim Gray, a writer who's doing a book about school choice in Boston (among other things). I'd love to chat about your experiences if you're willing. Thanks, Tim

Geeky Mama said...

Hi Tim,

I'd love to help. You can email me at and we can schedule a time.