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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.

The School of Fashion Design
136 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116
The School of Fashion Design offers full and part time study. It is conveniently located near the Green Line at Copley,More Orange Line at Back Bay Station and the commuter rail at Back Bay Station. The School of Fashion Design teaches all levels, so beginners are welcome.
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.

 

 

Justice Resource Institute
545 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
Headquartered in Boston, the Justice Resource Institute provides counseling, mental health treatment and special needsMore education to communities throughout eastern Massachusetts and beyond. It operates a network of schools for adolescents who have been referred by the public school system or health professionals. JRI prides itself on its ability to take on challenges seen by the government or other charities as too difficult.
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
230 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115
Located in Boston's Fenway cultural district, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts provides an education in the fineMore arts — for undergraduate and graduate artists — that is interdisciplinary and self-directed and values cultural, artistic and intellectual diversity. It hosts a wide range of exhibitions throughout the year, featuring students, faculty and visiting artists.
Quincy Upper School
152 Arlington St, Boston, MA 02116

At Quincy Upper School teachers work closely with students to develop leadership skills, prepare them for college orMore the next step of their lives, and deliver an academically sound and challenging curriculum. With a philosophy to nurture and educate students as a whole, the school uses information, cultural, renewal and path-finding methods to promote this development.

Students can participate in sports, languages, art, music and theater, and get involved in an extensive after-school program that focuses on both academics and electives. With a strong commitment to individual students' health, teachers act as mentors and meet daily with small student groups to discuss personal issues and good decision making. Social workers are also available to work with students and their families. 

Technology continues to be an important focus for Quincy Upper. The school is wireless, and the technology staff develops programs to further computer skills, integrate technology into the classroom and ensure daily Internet access for teachers and students. 

Lesson One Foundation
306 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

A nationally recognized nonprofit, Lesson One works with schools to help children develop skills that will benefitMore them for the rest of their lives. Staff members work with teachers and parents to teach kids everything from anger management and self control to how to  cooperate and take responsibility for their actions. Lesson One focuses on creating an environment where children want to learn, with approaches that vary between programs for individuals and changing the entire culture of a school.

The program has successfully transformed schools with behavioral problems, violence, and an out-of-control attitude into places where students are respectful, trusting, and on their way to becoming successful adults.