The Learning Project Elementary School
An independent day school for grades K-6, The Learning Project prides itself on diversity, high academic standards and individual education. In small classrooms, students learn through direct instruction and class projects that often extend into the community.
The six-story building was constructed in 1917 and contains six classrooms, an art studio, a science studio, administrative offices and a multi-purpose room in the basement that's used for meetings, music and physical education. Students also make use of community resources, and regularly visit the Boston Public Library, the Clarendon Street Playground for recess, and the First Church of Boston for access to an auditorium.
The school also has over 30 computers, and students in grades 4-6 have their own laptops. Most students live within Boston, and represent many of the diverse neighborhoods in the city, including Jamaica Plain, Dorchester, South Boston, Roslindale, Allston and Roxbury. About a third come from Back Bay, Beacon Hill and Charles River Park.
- Hours: Mon - Fri, 8am - 5:30 pm
- Handicap Accessible: No
- Founding Date: 1973
- Number of students: 118
- Public/Private: Private
- Financial aid: Yes
- Accreditation/licenses: National Association of Independent Schools
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 5:1
- Parking: On-street: metered
- Number of faculty: 26
- How engaged is the school with the community?: The Learning Project uses many community amenities and regularly takes students to the Boston Public Library for classwork, the Claredon Street Playground for recess, and the First Church of Boston for access to an auditorium.
- Grade levels: K - 6
- Special education: Yes
- Features: Science lab
- Extracurricular activities available: Students can participate in after-school activities at Hill House
- Student clubs: Computer club, chess club, knitting club