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Snowden International School
150 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

This public high school serves grades 9 through 12, and requires students complete four years of the same foreignMore language. It's one of the largest inner-city high schools in the country to offer two Asian languages - Mandarin and Japanese - as well as French and Spanish. Students regularly take part in overeseas study programs, and faculty members include a Chinese exchange teacher.

Snowden was designated an International Baccalaureate world school in July 2010, at the time joining one other Boston school (Josiah Quincy Upper School in Chinatown) and 13 state-wide schools with the distinction. World-wide there are 3,001 schools in 139 countries, and the non-profit organization is recognized for high standards and leadership qualities.

Snowden also offers a wide range of sports, club and extracurricular activities. It was formerly known as Copley High School, and became Snowden International School in 1986.

Well-known graduates include two members of the popular 90's band New Kids on the Block. Daniel Wood graduated in 1987, and Donnie Wahlberg in 1989. Actor Mark Wahlberg, Donnie's brother, attended the school but transferred his senior year.

Commonwealth School
151 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116

This private day school for grades 9 - 12 prides itself on high level courses designed for independent, motivatedMore students who want to learn. Literary analysis is stressed in a Commonwealth education, in order to give students a deep understanding of how to write and read effectively. Students regularly participate in community service projects at locations down the street and around the world. The school was founded in 1957, and has a historic, homely feel. With much of the original woodwork still in tact, student artwork decorating the walls and a computer lab with a fireplace, it's as much a school as it is community for the 150 students who attend from across greater Boston.

 

 

Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215
Berklee College of Music stands front and center in Boston's music scene, hosting numerous concerts and eventsMore throughout the year, including the annual High School Jazz Festival. The college aims to prepare students for a solid career in music, and more than 73 alumni have won Grammy Awards. The school offers 12 majors ranging from jazz composition to music education to music therapy. Students from 70 countries follow a liberal arts curriculum to explore the role music plays in society.
Cloud Place
647 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
This non-profit organization provides an after-school program for urban youths attending Boston public high schools, inMore the areas of arts, media and sciences. The Cloud Foundation, which provides grants for non-profits that support arts programming for urban teens, started Cloud Place, which offers students an avenue of expression through art, which the founders, David and Aurelie Edwards, believe grow into an interest in science. Call or visit the website for more information.
Rodolfo's Tailoring
Copley Pl., Boston, MA 02116
Rodolfo is a humble tailor who earned his degree at the School of Fashion Design in El Salvador. He moved to Boston andMore opened his shop in 1993 to tailor to the high standards of Bostonians. Rodolfo's Tailoring delivers meticulous detail you won't find in any other tailor shop. He takes fashion and clothes seriously.
The Learning Project Elementary School
107 Marlborough St, Boston, MA 02116

An independent day school for grades K-6, The Learning Project prides itself on diversity, high academic standardsMore 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.