Homeschooling in Massachusetts

SUPPORT GROUPS
Advocates for Home Education, AHEM
Email: info@AHEM.info
http://www.ahem.info
A nonprofit, independent, grassroots, volunteer-run, educational organization that gathers and disseminates information about homeschooling in Massachusetts through education, advocacy, and events.

A-OK Home Learners of Boston, MA
Email: hiaokhomelearners@gmail.com
http://aokboston.net/
About Our Kids (A-OK) exists to foster friendships among Greater Boston area home learners through shared activities, exchanges of skills and resources, and on-line communication. Members are committed to creating a welcoming, supportive environment and must be willing to form and strengthen relationships through face-to-face contact. A-OK does not represent any one political, religious, or educational philosophy.

Berkshire Mountains Homeschool Co-op
Email: berkshires@hotmail.com
http://members.tripod.com/~BMHC/school.html
We are a secular homeschooling group in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.

Billerica Homeschooling Assocation
Email: ambmoody@gmail.com
http://www.billericahomeschooling.com/
The Billerica Homeschooling Association (BHA) is a resource and support group for new and experienced homeschooling families in and around the Billerica area. Our goal is to connect families with each other and the communities we live in. We are working on these goals by providing a variety of activities and programs each month for homeschooling families and writing articles about various aspects of homeschooling for local newspapers.

Co-op Homeschool Support Group
Email: lightkeepers_67@yahoo.com
http://members.tripod.com/coop_hsg
The Co-op Homeschool Support Group was established in 2000 for families in the Gardner Area or anyone willing to travel to the area to join us.

Eagles Wings Co-op
http://eagleswingscoop.org/
We are a co-operative of Christian homeschool families, in South Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island creating academic and enrichment classes for our own children by pooling our teaching strengths and abilities.

ENRICH
http://www.enrichri.org/
ENRICH is a secular community which provides support and guidance in a welcoming environment for homeschooling families in Southern New England.

Haverville Area Homeschoolers, HAH
Email: penneys5@gmail.com
http://www.homeschool-life.com/ma/hah/
This website is our main way of informing members of upcoming field trips, meeting topics, educational events and other activities. Monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:15 p.m. September through June. We are a Christian (nondenominational) group affiliated with the state organization, MASS HOPE.

Homeschooling in Chelmsford, MA
Email: homeschool@mixmox.com
http://debale.home.comcast.net/~debale/homeschool/
We are interested in making contact with other homeschoolers in Chelmsford with the purpose of discussing items of common interest such as the Chelmsford approval and evaluation process, resources available, etc.

Homeschooling Together
Email: bermudes@verizon.net
http://home.comcast.net/~jrsladkey/hst
A loosely organized group of families in the Arlington/Belmont, Massachusetts area who have home-based learning in common.

Learning Enrichment Active Fellowship, LEAF Home Learners Network
Email: leaf@learninks.org
http://learninks.org/leaf
A network of home learners that welcomes all homeschoolers in many communities in south-central Massachusetts, northern Rhode Island and northeastern Connecticut.

Living and Learning
Email: livinglearningweb@learninks.org
http://learninks.org/livinglearning/
Living and Learning was created in 2001 as an information sharing network for all homeschool families and is not affiliated with any one homeschooling group.

Massachusetts Home Learning Association, MHLA
Email: mhla@mhla.org
http://www.mhla.org
An advocacy and education organization, which endorses home learning as an alternative to public or private schooling.

Massachusetts Home Organization of Parent Educators, HOPE
Email: info@masshope.org
http://www.masshope.org
Established in 1989 as a Christian ministry for the express purpose of encouraging home educators across the Commonwealth.

Methuen Area Homeschooling Network
Email: methuenareahomeschoolers@yahoo.com
http://methuenhomeschoolers.tripod.com/
The Methuen Area Homeschooling Network (MAHN) strives to keep local homeschooling families connected with each other. Through the internet, contact lists, fieldtrips, and events we hope to create a broad support system and a means of spreading homeschooling news, information, and parent to parent support and advice.

North Shore Unschoolers
Email: nsunschoolers@aol.com
http://northshoreunschoolers.freehosting.net
North Shore Unschoolers was born from the feeling that there is a need for a homeschooling support group that centers itself around unschooling.

North Suburban Home Learners
http://www.nshlonline.org
An inclusive group whose primary focus is providing educational and social opportunities for our children and support for ourselves as homeschooling parents.

Our Lady Queen of Saints Homeschoolers
Email: info@ourladyqueenofsaints.org
http://www.ourladyqueenofsaints.org
Serving Catholic Homeschoolers in the Massachusetts South Shore area.

Pioneer Valley Homeschooling Group
Email: information@wmhomeschoolers.org
http://pvhg.net/
We are an inclusive, eclectic support group for homeschooling families in western Massachusetts.

South Shore Home Learners
http://sites.google.com/site/southshorehomelearners/
Our mission is to provide families with opportunities to be part of a harmonious homeschooling community where all who gather feel welcome and supported. Specifically, we offer opportunities for networking, communication and support.

Voyagers, Inc.
Email: webmaster@voyagersinc.org
http://www.voyagersinc.org/
Voyagers is a non-profit, multi-cultural, secular, homeschooling resource center and Coop in Acton, Massachusetts. Run by a dedicated contingent of volunteers, we provide resources, a sense of community, and support for homeschooling families, including those with gifted children, in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire.

Western Massachusetts Homeschoolers
http://www.wmhomeschoolers.org/
Western Mass Homeschoolers (WMH) is a support group whose mission is to: encourage and support homeschool families from a Christian perspective. We offer monthly support group meetings, curriculum lending library, weekly newsletters, field trips, and more.


EMAIL LISTS
Athol Orange Homeschooling
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AtholOrangeHomeschooling
This list is for Homeschoolers from Athol and Orange Massachusetts. Also,Warwick , Erving , Gill, Royalston , New Salem, , Wendell , Petersham , Phillipston,Winchendon, Gardner and Templeton are also welcome ! We are a group that meets once a month and are working to do more activities.

Attleboro Area Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AttleboroAreaHomeschoolers/
We are a group of families that welcomes all homeschoolers in many communities in southeastern Massachusetts and northern Rhode Island. The main purpose of the Attleboro Area Homeschoolers is to give homeschooling families in our area the support necessary to begin the homeschooling experience.

Attleboro Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AttleboroHomeschoolNetwork/
This is a list for people who homeschool or are thinking of homeschooling in the state of Massachusetts, preferably the Attleboro area.

Berkley Area Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BerkleyAreaHSers
Welcome to Berkley and surrounding areas' homeschooling forum. This is where we set up cool field trips, discuss pertinent subjects and just hang out together in cyber space.

Berkshire Area Christian Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BerkshireAreaChristianHomeschoolers/
This is a Christian Homeschool Group for homeschooling mothers living in (or relocating to): Western Massachusetts, Southern Vermont, Eastern Upstate New York or Southern New Hampshire. Our desire for this group is that it be a loving, Christian environment to share prayer requests, concerns, curriculum questions, local or regional events, everyday chatter, recipes, housekeeping tips... you name it!

Berkshire County Homeschool Community, BCHC
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/berkshirecountyhomeschoolcommunity/
The Berkshire County Homeschool Community (BCHC) is a group of families that organizes activities, shares resources, helps new homeschoolers, and creates community together. Come join BCHC homeschoolers at "Homeschool Gatherings" to socialize with old homeschool friends and to meet new homeschool families. Use this site to find and network with homeschoolers near to your home.

Berkshire Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BerkshireHomeschoolers/
This group is a way to connect with other homeschooling families in Berkshire County Massachusetts who have chosen to homeschool their children.If you are a homeschooler in Pittsfield,Lee,Lenox,Lanesborough,Stockbridge,Great Barrington,Housatonic,Adams, North Adams, Williamstown,Dalton,Windsor,Savoy, Cheshire, or and any other Berkshire County town join us!We are a small group but we are growing into a great support network. We have several activities for children of all age ranges.

Billerica Homeschooling Association
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/billericahomeschoolingassociation/
This group is for homeschooling families in Billerica, MA and surrounding towns to use for networking, communicating and support.

Bridgewater Raynham Area Homeschool Support Group, BRAHS
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BRAHS
A group of families in the Bridgewater Raynham (Massachusetts) Area who have an interest in home-based learning in common. We welcome all families into our group who have similar goals and concerns.

Cape Cod Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CapeCodHomeschoolers We are a support group open to all homeschoolers from Cape Cod, Plymouth, and Wareham, Massachusetts. Cape Cod Homeschoolers is a cooperative of homeschooling families that organizes classes, clubs, field trips and other activities. We have no religious or political affiliations.

Christian Homeschool Club
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Christianhomeschoolclub_2009/
We are a traditional Christian homeschooling group and we welcome all Christian faiths. We like to think of ourselves as a diverse group of “down-to-earth”, non-preachy and non-judgmental moms and dads.

Coastal Free Learners
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/coastalfreelearners/
We are a Home Schooling support network for Cape Cod. We want to make the home schooling journey joyful, interesting and enriching for our children.

Essex County Inclusive Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EssexCountyInclusivehomeschoolinggroup/
The Essex County Inclusive homeschooling group is a new homeschooling group open to all homeschoolers in Essex County, Massachusetts and beyond (including Marblehead, Swampscott, Salem, Beverly, Danvers, Manchester, Magnolia, Gloucester, Ipswich, Topsfield, Methuen, Lynn, Nahant and Peabody etc.) We have many families from the North Shore. This group will serve as a support group, an activity group and an on-line discussion group.

Family Educators Resource Network, FERN
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FERNetwork
An informal networking group for home educators in the areas of Columbia, Rensselaer, and Albany counties in New York and in Berkshire county in Massachusetts. FERN operates as a computer-based "newsletter" for activities, resources, and information to support homeschooling families and those interested in home education.

Friends, Family, Fun
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/friendsfamilyfun/
Friends, Family, Fun is a group comprised of homeschooling families in South-Eastern Massachusetts who are seeking social interactions with other homeschooling families.

Gateway Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gatewayhomeschoolers/
We are a growing support group for homeschooling families in the area who are looking to connect and have some fun while providing their children with opportunities to learn. We are open to all ages, tots to teens. We welcome families from: Wareham, Onset, Bourne, Carver, Rochester, Marion, Mattapoisett, and other surrounding communities.

Hampton Christian Homeschool Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HamptonChristianHomeschoolGroup/
Hampton Christian Group is a place for local group members to share homeschool ideas, tips and resources and to plan group field trips and activities. Group members are from the seacoast of New Hampshire and northeastern Massachusetts; Rockingham and Essex counties.

Holland Brimfield Christian Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Holland_Brimfield_Christian_K-7Homeschoolers/
Holland/Brimfield Christian Homeschoolers (Preschool thru 7th grade) is a christian group located in Western Massachusetts. The purpose of this yahoo group is to communicate with one another, post field trips, post information on co-op classes, ask for help with anything you may be struggling with, etc.

Homeschoolers in MA
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HSinMA/
A place for Homeschooling parents in Massachusetts to get together.

Home Schooling Special Needs in MA
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/homeschoolingspecialneedsMA/
This is a support group for parents homeschooling their children with special needs. We are an inclusive group, supporting one another in decisions regarding traditional and alternative homeschooling and other therapies helpful to our children.

Learning Enrichment Active Fellowship, LEAF Home Learners Network
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LEAF-Network
A network of home learners that welcomes all homeschoolers in many communities in south-central Massachusetts, northern Rhode Island and northeastern Connecticut.

MA Gifted Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MAGiftedHomeschoolers/
An on-line community for Massachusetts families who are homeschooling their gifted children. The focus of this group is how to meet the needs of these advanced learners in a homeschool setting. The goal is to share insights, resources, and general support in a respectful and supportive setting.

Marlborough Mayflower Homeschool Network, M&M Network
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MarlboroughMayflowerHomeschoolNetwork/
We're homeschoolers in the Marlborough, Massachusetts area sharing resources, ideas and support. Things we can do: COORDINATE: play dates, field trips, park meetings, support meeting... SELL: old curriculum, school supplies... DISCUSS: methods of teaching and learning... OFFER: your skills...like, foreign language, sewing, piano, guitar, etc... ASK: questions... SUPPORT: others, find some for yourself!

MASalam Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MASalamHSers
Support group for Muslim homeschoolers here in Massachusetts. This is where we can virtually get together, arrange field trips and exchange experiences.

Massachusetts Home Learning Association
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/masshomelearningassoc
Massachusetts’ oldest statewide homeschool organization sponsors this inclusive list for homeschooling in Massachusetts. As a homeschooling organization, Massachusetts Home Learning Association represents no specific religion, political party or educational philosophy but acts as an information clearinghouse and advocacy organization.

Massachusetts Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MAhomeschoolers
This is an inclusive list for homeschooling families in Massachusetts.

MassHomeschool
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Masshomeschool
This is a mailing list for people who homeschool or are thinking of homeschooling in the state of Massachusetts. Kids and Parents alike! Here you can exchange ideas! support each other! give links for school stuff! just talk including, scripture, God, church, parents, kids, home cleaning, lessons and curriculum, on-line courses, and web sites.

Metrowest Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mwhsers
This is an inclusive group for homeschoolers throughout the Metrowest area of Boston to share ideas, classes and information.

New England Jewish Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nejhs
This list is for Jewish homeschoolers in the New England area. That includes CT, NH, VT, ME, RI, MA. We welcome people who are interested in participating (and helping to organize) some of the activities we are planning. On this list, we are privileged to have Orthodox Jews, Conservative Jews, Reform Jews, Reconstructionist Jews, secular Jews. We DON'T have so-called Messianic Jews (Jews for Jesus).

New England Unschooling
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NewEnglandUnschooling
Discussion and support group for unschoolers in Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Newton Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NewtonHS/
This email group is for people homeschooling or considering homeschooling, in Newton MA.

Pioneer Valley Liberated Learners
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pioneervalleyliberatedlearners/
This is a child and family oriented group of homeschoolers in Western Mass. Our goal is to provide child-centered activities and social opportunities for home educated children, tweens and teens. Family members are encouraged to participate. We are based in Western Mass, but welcome members from surrounding areas.

Sharon Home Learners
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sharonhomelearners/
This group is for homeschooling families in Sharon and the surrounding communities. The primary purpose is to connect for friendships, sharing resources and info, and organizing field trips and classes.

South Coast Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SCHomeschoolers
We are a support group that spans the South Coast of Massachusetts. We are centered out of New Bedford, but have members as far east as Wareham and as far west as Tiverton, RI. We are not politically or religiously affiliated. Our purpose is to provide support for homeschooling families in the form of meetings, field trips, classes, and events.

Southern Worcester County Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SouthernWorcesterCountyHomeschoolers/
We are an all-inclusive homeschool social group based in Southbridge, MA. Anyone is welcome, whether you are currently homeschooling or considering homeschooling in the future. We can offer adult conversation, support and advice while the kids play. We meet weekly on Thursday mornings.

South Shore Home Learners
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SSHLmembers/
Our mission is to provide families with opportunities to be part of a harmonious homeschooling community where all who gather feel welcome and supported.

Three Little Birds Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/threelittlebirds/
A group of homeschooling families from North Central Massachusetts coming together to play, explore and learn.

Village of Greater Milford Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VillageOfGreaterMilfordHomeschoolers/
This group was greated for those homeschoolers in the greater Milford area who are looking for playdates, activities, group outings, pick-up games, and anything else that may enrich your child's homeschool experience.

Waldorf Family Network - New England
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/waldorffamilynetwork/
This is a geographically-based Yahoo group, open exclusively to those inspired by Waldorf Education who reside in the New England area - specifically MA, ME, CT, RI, VT, NH or NY. The primary purpose of this group is to serve those in the New England area who are inspired by Waldorf education and want to learn more about its principles and practices, with an emphasis on 'bringing Waldorf home'.

Worcester Home Educators' Network, WHEN
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WorcesterHEN/
WHEN is a group of Worcester, MA area home educators who meet for support, activities and discussion. This is an egalitarian group and open to anyone interested in homeschooling in the area.

Young Homeschoolers on the North Shore
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nsyounghomeschoolers/
This inclusive, secular group is open to all young homeschoolers on the North Shore of Massachusetts (Beverly, Salem, Danvers, Peabody, Gloucester, etc). Our activities are geared towards the preschool and early elementary set, but younger and older children are welcome.


Abbey Kelley Foster Charter School
10 New Bond Street
Worcester, MA 01606
Phone: 508-854-8400
http://www.akfcs.org/
At the heart of the Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School is a highly structured curriculum that sets high expectations and provides individualized monitoring to assist students in attaining ambitious goals for achievement. The Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School provides a strong academic foundation for students at the elementary level that will prepare them for demanding academic studies in middle school and college-level work in high school.

Academy of the Pacific Rim
1 Westinghouse Plaza
Hyde Park, MA 02136
Phone: 617-361-0050
http://www.pacrim.org/
Our mission is to empower urban students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds to achieve their full intellectual and social potential by combining the best of the East - high standards, discipline and character education - with the best of the West - a commitment to individualism, creativity and diversity.

Advanced Math and Science Academy
201 Forest St.
Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: 508-597-2400
http://www.amsacs.org/
The Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School (the Academy) will create an atmosphere of celebration of knowledge where children of all backgrounds and abilities excel in all subjects, especially in math, science and technology, empowering them to succeed in the workplace in our modern high-tech world.

Atlantis Charter School
Lower School
2501 South Main Street
Fall River, MA 02724
Phone: 508-672-1821
Upper School
37 Park Street
Fall River, MA 02721
Phone: 508-646-6410
http://www.atlantiscs.org/
Atlantis is a public charter school providing a high level of instruction to students in Readiness Kindergarten through Grade 8. Atlantis is dedicated to developing and implementing an integrated Massachusetts Department of Elementary and secondary Education approved curriculum emphasizing core subjects, ocean and maritime studies, and the 21st century skills needed for life-long success.

Barnstable Community Horace Mann Charter Public School
165 Bearses Way
Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone: 508-790-6485
http://www.barnstable.k12.ma.us/barncomm/home.html
The mission of the Barnstable Community Horace Mann Charter Public School (BCHMCPS) is to be a whole school community that provides a challenging and enriching environment for all children Kindergarten through grade 3; and where all children achieve high academic standards and develop character. We support the whole child and continuous improvement in the teaching process, and consider a whole school community as integral to success.

Barnstable Horace Mann Charter School
730 Osterville-W. Barnstable Road
Marston Mills, 02648
Phone: 508-420-2272
http://www.bhmcs.org/
At BHMCS, we believe that all of our students can master elementary academics, though not at the same time, in the same way, or at the same pace. We also believe that our school is a place that fosters cultural literacy, special talents, character development, and civic responsibility.

Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School
21 Notre Dame Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
Phone: 617-497-7771
http://www.banneker.org/
The Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School is an urban K - 6 Science and Technology School, committed to excellence in Education. We believe all students can excel as learners and citizens when provided a rich, supportive, and stimulating educational environment.

Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School
201 Main Street
Franklin, MA 02038
Phone: 508-541-3434
http://www.bfccps.org/
The mission of the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School is to assist parents in their role as primary educators of their children by providing the children with a classical academic education coupled with sound character development and community service.

Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School
1 Commercial Street
Adams, MA 01220
Phone: 413-743-7311
http://www.bartcharter.org/
The Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School is a tuition-free, college-preparatory public school for middle and high school students in Northern Berkshire County.

Boston Collegiate Charter School
Middle and High School
11 Mayhew Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
Phone: 617-265-1172
Lower School
7 Elkins Street
South Boston, MA 02127
Phone: 617-268-2434
http://www.bostoncollegiate.org/
Boston Collegiate Charter School serves over 550 students in grades 5 through 12. Our goal is to instill in our students the expectation of college from the moment they walk through our doors. Boston Collegiate has consistently brought its mission to life. 100% of our graduates have been accepted into college! Over 80% of them will be the first in their families to attend college. For the third straight year, our 10th graders ranked #1 in Massachusetts on the 2010 Mathematics MCAS exam.

Boston Day and Evening Academy
20 Kearsarge Avenue
Roxbury, MA 02119
Phone: 617-635-6789
http://www.bacademy.org/
Boston Day and Evening Academy (BDEA), a unique, innovative, year-round alternative public high school, serves 350 students who are over-age for grade level and who are either at high risk for dropping out or have already dropped out of high school and are returning to earn a BPS diploma. Working with experienced faculty in an environment that blends strong academics and wrap-around supports, BDEA gives students the tools to reach their fullest potential through a competency-based curriculum, and to inspire critical and creative thinking, independent learning, and active citizenship.

Boston Preparatory Charter Public School
1286 Hyde Park Ave.
Hyde Park, MA 02136
Phone: 617-333-6688
http://www.bostonprep.org/
Boston Preparatory Charter Public School utilizes rigorous curriculum, extended academic time, and a range of supports for children and families to prepare 6th-12th grade students to succeed in college. An environment structured around scholarship and personal growth will cultivate students' virtues of courage, compassion, integrity, perseverance, and respect.

The Boston Renaissance Charter Public School
250 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-357-0900
http://www.bostonrenaissance.org/
The largest elementary school in Boston (including all charter public and traditional public schools) is more than a school. BRCPS stands as a beacon of academic, social, and personal achievement for some of the city’s most underserved children; where positive experiences not only impact the students but extend into their communities. This intentionally planned community hums with the collective energy of a shared commitment to excellence. Its innovative full-service approach to preparing urban children for 21st century success is an educational model for cities all across the United States.

Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School
225 Rte. 6A. Bayberry Square
Orleans, MA 02653
Phone: 508-240-2800
http://cclighthouseschool.org/
Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School seeks to provide a supportive and challenging learning environment for middle school students, where teachers foster intellectual development and academic achievement in an atmosphere that celebrates learning as a lifelong pleasure.

City on a Hill
58 Circuit St.
Roxbury, MA 02119
Phone: 617-445-1515
http://www.cityonahill.org/
City on a Hill Charter Public School, a public high school in urban Boston, emphasizes academic achievement, citizenship, teacher leadership, and public accountability. We seek to graduate responsible, resourceful, and respectful democratic citizens prepared to advance community, culture and commerce, and to compete in the 21st century.

Codman Academy Charter Public School
637 Washington St.
Dorchester, MA 02124
Phone: 617-287-0700
http://www.codmanacademy.org/
odman Academy Charter Public School's mission is to prepare students for full participation in the intellectual, economic and civic life of society, by ensuring their preparation for and access to further education, by developing the skills and vision to undertake a rewarding career and the motivation and character needed to engage deeply and productively in community life. We view parents and community members as integral partners in this endeavor.

Community Charter School of Cambridge
245 Bent Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone: (617) 354-0047
http://www.ccscambridge.org/
CCSC is a public, tuition-free, college preparatory charter school. We received our original charter in 2004, and in January, 2010, our charter was renewed. We opened our doors to students in August 2005. Now in our sixth year, CCSC serves approximately 300 students in grades 7 through 12. CCSC engages each student in meaningful work inside the school and in the larger community through required internships and rich academic experiences. All CCSC students will be prepared to succeed in college and gain the confidence and skills to be leaders in their communities.

Community Day Charter Public School
Upper and Lower School
73 Prospect Street
Lawrence, MA 01841
U.S. Phone: 978-682-6796
L.S. Phone: 978-681-9910
Early Learning Center
190 Hampshire Street
Lawrence, MA 01841
Phone: 978-722-2583
http://www.cdcps.org/
The mission of CDCPS is to provide a kindergarten through grade eight school that will draw upon our considerable experience in working together as a community to develop and implement a curriculum that discovers and supports the special characteristics and unique learning styles of each student.

Conservatory Lab Charter School
25 Arlington Street
Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: 617-254-8904
http://www.conservatorylab.org/
Conservatory Lab Charter School's mission is for students to achieve academic, creative and social success through a comprehensive music-infused curriculum, which includes rich opportunities to become accomplished performers and knowledgeable audience. Conservatory Lab is based on the pedagogy and best practices of Expeditionary Learning Schools and uses the Learning Through Music curriculum together with the El Sistema approach to music education. As a charter school, Conservatory Lab has the freedom to organize around a core mission, curriculum, theme and teaching method. Music is the central organizer at the School. The Learning Through Music curriculum together with the El Sistema approach to music education makes it a unique and extraordinary site for learning.

Dorchester Collegiate Academy
131 Hancock Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
Phone: 617-379-3029
http://www.dcacademy.org/
Dorchester Collegiate Academy is a public charter school that opened in September 2009 and currently serves grades 4 and 5. The Academy will add a grade each year until we serve grades 4-12. The Academy is dedicated to educating students in a holistic learning community that fosters intellectual rigor and character development in preparation for college graduation, leadership, and lifelong learning. Though the Academy is a public school open to all Boston students, we specifically seek out students who are showing the primary indicators that they will eventually dropout of school and prepare these students for college graduation. The Academy makes an unwavering promise to all of our parents: 100% of the Academy's graduating students will be accepted to a four year college.

Edward W. Brooke Charter School
190 Cummins Highway
Roslindale, MA 02131
Phone: 617-325-7977
http://www.ebrooke.org/
Edward W. Brooke Charter School founders understood that teacher quality — not socioeconomic status or race — is the #1 predictor of student achievement. They named the school for a man who exemplified the Brooke Core Values – Senator Edward W. Brooke, the first African-American elected to the U.S. Senate and the first and only black senator from Massachusetts. We focus unrelentingly on getting our scholars to and through college. Our mission is to provide an academically rigorous public education to students from the city of Boston that will ensure that they are prepared to attend and succeed in college.

Excel Academy Charter Public School
1150 Saratoga St., E.
Boston, MA 02128
Phone: 617-561-1371
http://www.excelacademy.org/
Excel Academy Charter School is a high performing, tuition-free, public middle school serving more than 200 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students from East Boston and Chelsea. Roughly 72% of students are Latino and low-income, 55% speak a language other than English in the home, and all are admitted via a lottery. Excel's highly rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum supported by a structured school culture is the key to the school's success.

Four Rivers Charter Public School
248 Colrain Road
Greenfield, MA 01301
Phone: 413-775-4577
http://www.fourriverscharter.org/
Four Rivers Charter Public School is a college preparatory middle and high school for Franklin County. The school is free and has no admission requirement -just an application. The school has excellent facilities built on an historic farmstead in Greenfield , close to Greenfield Community College and accessible from all of Franklin County. Four Rivers is affiliated with Expeditionary Learning Schools, a national non-profit organization that partners with schools to improve student achievement, build student character, enhance teacher practices, and instill a positive school culture.

Foxborough Regional Charter School
131 Central Street
Foxboro, MA 02035
Phone: 508-543-2508
http://www.foxboroughrcs.org/
Foxborough Regional Charter School is a K-12, college preparatory, public school located in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The school currently enrolls 1,180 students from 20 neighboring communities that make up our district including Attleboro, Avon, Brockton, Canton, Foxborough, Mansfield, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Norton, Norwood, Plainville, Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole, West Bridgewater, and Wrentham.

Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School
49 Antietam St.
Devens, MA 01432
Phone: 978-772-3293
http://www.parker.org/
A six-year public secondary school of choice, the Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School is open by lottery admissions to all residents of Massachusetts in grades seven through twelve.

Global Learning Charter Public School
190 Ashley Blvd.
New Bedford, MA 02746
Phone: 508-991-4105
http://www.glcps.org/
The mission of Global Learning Charter Public School is to ensure that all students achieve academic excellence, are ready for the rigors of higher education, and master essential skills that prepare them for the economic, social and civic challenges of a 21st century, global society. Our central mission is to teach and inspire the mind, body and spirit of our students so that they can succeed in any cultural or academic setting.

Gloucester Community Arts Charter School
P.O. Box 1631
Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: 978-865-9901
http://www.gcacharterschool.org/Index.cfm
Gloucester Community Arts Charter School (GCA) is a small K-8 public school of choice that opened in September 2010. GCA energizes learning through engagement in the arts and community life. GCA's graduates will be academically accomplished, intellectually curious, and civically engaged. They will be prepared to succeed in higher education and contribute actively in the community.

Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School
P.O. Box 147
132 Main Street
Haydenville, MA 01039
Phone: 413-268-3421
http://www.hilltowncharter.org/
The Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School was founded in 1995 as a Massachusetts Public Charter School. Our mission is: • To involve young people in a school which uses experiential, hands-onactivities, the arts, and interdisciplinary studies, to foster critical thinking skills and a joy of learning • To sustain a cooperative, intimate community of students, staff, families and local community members which operates through a consensus-based governance structure • To cultivate children's individual voices and a shared respect for each other, our community, and the world around us.

Hill View Montessori Charter Public School
551 Washington Street
Haverhill, MA 01832
Phone: 978-521-2616
http://www.hillviewmontessori.org/
Hill View Montessori Charter Public School, located in Haverhill Massachusetts, is a public charter school that provides urban students in grades K-8 with a tuition-free, public, Montessori education. HVM enrolls students through public lottery for which any Haverhill resident may apply. Students from other Massachusetts communities may apply as well but are only offered admission after Haverhill residents.

Holyoke Community Charter School
2200 Northampton St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: 413-533-0111
http://www.hccs-sabis.net/
The mission of HCCS is to promote the joy of learning and prepare a broad cross section of Holyoke children for success as students, workers, and citizens by providing them with a high-quality public education. Special care will be taken to develop in students the joy of learning. Joy is a powerful motivator but can only be attained if students see themselves as confident, capable learners.

Innovation Academy Charter School
72 Tyng Rd.
Tyngsboro, Ma 01879
Phone: 978-649-0432
http://www.innovationcharter.org/
Innovation Academy Charter School is a tuition free, college preparatory Massachusetts, public charter school serving students in grades five through nine during the 2007/2008 school year. The school was founded in 1996 by a group of Chelmsford residents interested in having a choice in public middle school education in the Chelmsford area. Currently, the school serves students in grades 5-12 from more than 10 Massachusetts communities including Chelmsford, Lowell, Billerica, Dracut, Groton, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro and Westford.

KIPP Academy Lynn
25 Bessom Street
Lynn, MA 01902
Phone: 781-598-1609
http://www.kipplynn.org/
Founded in 2004, KAL is a free, open-enrollment public charter middle school serving 375 students in grades 5-8.

Lawrence Family Development Charter School
Lower School
34 West Street
Lawrence, MA 01841
Phone: 978-689-9863
Upper School
400-404 Haverhill Street
Lawrence, MA 01841
Phone: 978-738-0609
http://www.lfdcs.org/
Our program includes a dual-language model with students learning in both Spanish and English. The goal is to enable students to attain advanced levels of functional proficiency in two languages and to promote understanding of and appreciation for the cultures represented by the languages studied. The primary objective is to teach students language and literacy skills that will allow them to function effectively in both their personal and professional lives. We feel the development of literacy will foster a love of learning to read, and then the competency of reading to learn.

Lowell Community Charter Public School
206 Jackson Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Phone: 978-323-0800
http://www.lccps.org/
The purpose of The Lowell Community Charter Public School is to provide students with the knowledge and skills that will stimulate them to achieve academic excellence and promote understanding and respect for their own culture and the cultures and opinions of others. Teachers at LCCPS help students identify and develop their interests and abilities by providing a program of studies and counseling, as well as a range of activities that will help them achieve their individual goals. Teachers will provide a safe and supportive environment that encourages students to become independent, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners.

Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School
Pollard Exchange Building
67 Middle Street, 2nd Floor
Lowell, MA 01852
Phone: 978-656-316
http://www.lmacs.org/
The mission of Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School (LMACS) is to enable its students to achieve academic, social, and career success. The supportive school community identifies, encourages and develops interest and abilities, while acknowledging and respecting each student's personal and cultural identity.

Marblehead Community Charter Public School
17 Lime Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
Phone: 781-631-0777
http://www.marbleheadcharter.com/
MCCPS fosters a community that empowers children to become capable, self-determining, fully engaged individuals who are critical and creative thinkers committed to achieving their highest intellectual, artistic, social, emotional, and physical potential. We are dedicated to involving, learning from, participating in, and serving our school community and the community at large.

Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School
P.O. Box 1150
West Tisbury, MA 02575
Phone: 508-693-9900
http://www.mvpcs.org/
It is the mission of the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School to create a public school that will cultivate lifelong learners in a multi-age, project-based setting. Within an environment that models interdependence as the foundation of society: The individual student will learn to direct his/her learning; The group will make decisions together and recognize the unique contributions of each member; The community will support and interact with the school body.

Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School of Excellence
285 Dorset Street
Springfield, MA 01108
Phone: 413-214-7806
http://www.mlkcs.org/
MLK Charter School is committed to the success of Springfield’s children. MLK Charter School’s board of trustees, staff, families, and community supporters, including MLK Community Center and the Friends of Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School of Excellence, Inc., are dedicated to creating a school culture of excellence, affirming the ability of each student to succeed, and developing character in a supportive learning environment. Every day the children and adults of MLK Charter School are building our beloved community by living the Dr. King Values: respect, cooperation, responsibility, learning, social justice, service, perseverance, honesty and beloved community.

Massachusetts Charter School Association
11 Beacon Street, Suite 430
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (413) 268-3361
132 Main Street
Haydenville, MA 01039
Phone: (413) 268-3361
Email: info@masscharterschools.org
http://www.masscharterschools.org
A school-based membership association representing its constituents, the charter public schools in the Commonwealth. Our mission is to serve, support, and advocate for Massachusetts charter public schools as they strive to achieve the goals of their charters.

Massachusetts Department of Education, Charter Schools List
350 Main Street
Malden, MA 02148-5023
Phone: (781)338-3000
TTY: (800)439-0183
http://www.doe.mass.edu/charter
Informational pages about the Charter process, legal documents, and reports.

MATCH Charter Public School
1001 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-232-0300
http://www.matchschool.org/
Our mission is to help our students achieve success in college and beyond. College, college, college--not just preparing kids so they get admitted to college, but so that they are ready to succeed there. That seems obvious, but many Boston students who start college flunk out because they have not been pushed hard enough academically in high school. Our mission is to reverse that underachievement, so kids can fulfill their true potential.

McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School
25 Clinton Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-879-9000
http://www.mcaulifferegional.org/
The mission of the Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School is to cultivate within each member of a diverse student body, through the Expeditionary Learning design, an intense commitment to self and community, the courage and insight to set high standards for academic and personal success, and the knowledge skills, and attitudes to achieve those standards.

Mystic Valley Regional Charter School
770 Salem Street
Malden, MA 02148
Phone: 781-388-0222
http://www.mvrcs.com/
The Mission of the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School is to provide the opportunity of a world class education characterized by a well-mannered, disciplined and structured academic climate. Central to Mystic Valley's academic environment is the incorporation of selected core virtues and the fundamental ideals of our American Culture, which are embodied in the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.

Neighborhood House Charter School
21 Queen Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
Phone: 617-825-0703
http://www.thenhcs.org/
The mission of the Neighborhood House Charter School is 1) to offer a quality education to a diverse community of Boston children through a neighborhood-based school that integrates education with social services and health care programs and 2) to develop and share with other schools innovative practices that improve public education for all students.

North Central Charter Essential School
1 Oak Hill Road
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Phone: 978-345-2701
http://www.ncces.org/
The North Central Charter Essential School is a free public school where students are known personally, challenged intellectually, and expected to participate actively in their learning. Guided by its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, the school seeks to send graduates into the world who think for themselves, care about others, and act creatively and responsibly.

North Star, Self-directed Learning for Teens
104 Russell St.
Hadley, MA 01035
Phone: (413) 582-0193
Email: ken@northstarteens.org
http://www.northstarteens.org
A community center. Legally, students at North Star under age 16 must become homeschoolers by submitting a homeschooling plan to their local school superintendent. North Star supports families in developing this curriculum.

Phoenix Charter Academy
59 Nichols St.
Chelsea, MA 02150
Phone: 617-889-3100
http://www.phoenixcharteracademy.org/
Our mission is to close the achievement gap that exists between academically underperforming adolescents in Chelsea and surrounding cities' district schools and their academically successful peers. Partnering rigorous academic work with relentless support for 14-22 year olds, PCS provides students with the tools necessary to achieve high school graduation and college success.

Pioneer Charter School of Science
51 Summer Street
Everett, MA 02149
Phone: 617-389-7277
http://www.pioneercss.org/
PCSS provides students with a knowledge base with an emphasis on math and science, analytical thinking skills, and guidance for higher education balanced by a strong foundation in the humanities. This goal is achieved by an academically rigorous curriculum, career oriented college preparation, and strong student-teacher-parent collaboration.

Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School
317 Russell St.
Hadley, MA 01035
Phone: 413-582-7040
http://www.pvcics.org/
The Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School (PVCICS) prepares K- 8th grade students for academic and personal success through rigorous study and instruction aligned with the state and federal government standards, augmented with Chinese language and culture. PVCICS's goals are to graduate students with excellent scholarship, high proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and English, plus sensitivity to multiple cultures. PVCICS serves the Pioneer Valley region.

Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School
15 Mulligan Drive
South Hadley, MA 01075
Phone: 413-552-1580
http://www.pvpa.org/
PVPA is a regional public charter school serving 400 students grades 7-12, from over 60 towns throughout Western Massachusetts. We seek to connect the creative process with critical thinking to inspire a love of learning. As a charter school, the work we do informs educational policy at local, state and national levels.

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School
Lower School
15 Webster Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
Middle School
17 Franklin Street
Somerville, MA 02145
Upper School
50 Essex Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
http://www.prospecthillacademy.org/
Prospect Hill Academy Charter School will be a nationally-recognized public school where students from diverse backgrounds are proud to achieve academic excellence, teachers are proud to practice, parents aspire to send their children, and selective colleges actively recruit.

Rising Tide Charter Public School
6 Resnik Road
Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: 508-747-2620
http://www.risingtide.org/
The Rising Tide Charter Public School will provide a strong academic program rooted in the history of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Our students will harvest opportunity from the practice of language, the reasoning of mathematics, the analysis of science and the reflection of history. We want children to hone skills through rigorous studies, but skills alone do not make a whole education. The Rising Tide Charter Public School will also cultivate within its students a sense of belonging to our community, a tie with those who have come before them and a seed on continuity between the Plymouth of today and the Plymouth of tomorrow. The Rising Tide Charter Public School will graduate capable and prepared young adults who have already sown within themselves a sense of place and belonging that will be the bounty of the future, whether they remain among us or venture from our harbor.

River Valley Charter School
2 Perry Way
Newburyport, MA 01950
Phone: 978-465-0065
http://www.rivervalleycharter.org/
Our Mission is to provide a rigorous academic program based on the Montessori philosophy and rooted in the history, culture, and ecology of the Merrimack River Valley. Students will reach their full potential as scholars and become self-reliant, productive members of society. They will be adept at critical thinking and creative problem solving and will be fully prepared to succeed in future schools, careers, and civic life.

Roxbury Prep Charter School
120 Fisher Ave.
Roxbury, MA 02120
Phone: 617-566-2361
http://www.roxburyprep.org/
A typical school day at Roxbury Prep consists of: A Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) period from 7:45 to 8:15 AM; Rigorous college prep Math, Science, English, Social Studies, and Reading classes from 8:15 AM to 3:15 PM; Athletics and visual and performing arts Enrichment classes from 3:15 to 4:15 PM; Small classes that are focused because of Roxbury Prep’s outstanding teachers, strict Code of Conduct, and mandatory uniforms.

Sabis International Charter School
160 Joan St.
Springfield, MA 01129
Phone: 413-783-2600
http://www.sics-sabis.net/
SABIS® International Charter School received its first charter in 1995. With the closing of the 2004-2005 school year, we have successfully completed ten years of operation. Our population has grown from 450 students who first enrolled in September of 1995 to a current enrollment of 1374 students in grades K–12.

Salem Acadmey Charter School
45 Congress Street
Salem, MA 01970
Phone: 978-744-2105
http://www.salemacademycs.org/
Salem Academy Charter School is a small, public charter school serving the diverse student population of Salem and the surrounding communities with grades six through twelve. Through a unique integration of rigorous college preparatory classes with service to the community, the school graduates informed, articulate and proactive individuals of strong character.

Seven Hills Charter Public School
51 Gage Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Phone: 508-799-7500
http://www.sevenhillscharter.org/
The mission of Seven Hills Charter Public School is to prepare a diverse cross-section of Worcester children for success as students, workers, and citizens by providing them with a high-quality education at prevailing public school costs.

Silver Hill Horace Man Charter School
675 Washington St.
Haverhill, MA 01832
Phone: 978-374-3448
http://www.haverhill-ps.org:81/hps
In partnership with our community the Haverhill Public Schools is committed to excellence in education and will meet and exceed the academic and developmental goals of success for all students. The Haverhill Public School system is dedicated to ensuring each learner meets or exceeds rigorous academic standards to become citizens with integrity, skills, and the resources to succeed in the global community.

Smith Leadership Charter Public School
23 Leonard Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
Phone: 617-474-7950
http://www.smithleadership.org/
The mission of Smith Leadership Academy Charter Public School is to develop high-achieving students of good character who use problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills to inspire others and to catalyze educational, economic and political advancement within their communities and the broader nation.

South Shore Charter Public School
100 Longwater Circle
Norwell, MA 02061
Phone: 781-982-4202
http://www.sscps.org/
Our Mission: Inspiring every student to excel in academics, service, and life. This is accomplished with an innovative curriculum that addresses the learning styles of the individual student and is complemented by a real-life experiential learning program within a community that encourages service, leadership, and respect for all.

Spirit of Knowledge Charter School
P.O. Box 20164
Worcester, MA 01602
Phone: 508-252-7321
http://www.sokacs.org/
The Spirit of Knowledge Charter School’s 7th through 12th grade Worcester students will create value in their lives and the lives of others through high-standards academic learning, gaining admission to college, and developing a positive character.

Sturgis Charter Public School
427 Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone: 508-778-1782
http://www.sturgischarterschool.com/
Sturgis Charter Public School received its authorization to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in 2004. Despite having a non-selective admission policy with students gaining entrance via a lottery, Sturgis challenges conventional wisdom by offering students a unique "IB for All" experience in which all courses for grades 11-12 are IB with no non-IB alternative courses and all courses in grades 9-10 are IB prep. Ensuring college readiness is our ultimate goal as students take a minimum of six IB courses in grade 11 and in grade 12.


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