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ACADEMICS / ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION RESOURCES

Private-school education, encompassing both independent and parochial schools, has a long history in Boston and offers instructional approaches that span traditional to innovative. Parents wishing a private school for academic excellence or religious affiliation will find an ample selection from which to choose. Information is available from:

The Association of Independent Schools of New England
781-843-8440
www.aisne.org

New England Association of Schools & Colleges
781-425-7700
www.neasc.org

The National Association of Independent Schools
202-973-9700
www.nais.org

The Diocese of Springfield
Roman Catholic Schools
413-732-3175
www.diospringfield.org

The Archdiocese of Boston
Roman Catholic Schools
617-254-0100
www.bostoncatholic.org


Charter Schools

Charter schools are independent public schools designed to encourage innovative educational practices. Charter schools are funded by tuition charges assessed against the school districts where the students reside. For more information on charter schools in and near your community, contact:

Charter School Administration
781-338-3224
www.doe.mass.edu