Fenway is an early college high school with more than 40 years of experience educating Boston youth. We are proud of our national reputation and many awards for innovation and excellence. Our students and faculty teach and learn together in a diverse, respectful community.
Founded in 1983, Fenway became one of Boston’s six original pilot schools in 1994. Fenway is devoted to providing a high-quality, personalized education to students from all over the city of Boston. Our proven success is largely due to our established set of teaching practices and school structures based on three core principles:
- intellectual challenge
- personalized relationships
- early college & collaborations with universities
Mission & Vision
Our mission is to create a socially committed and morally responsible community of learners that values its students as individuals. Fenway’s goal is to encourage academic excellence and to develop intellectual habits of mind, self-esteem, and leadership skills among all students.
Who We Are
- Our students are 48% male and 52% female.
- 52% are Latino; 38% are black; 6% identify as Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American, or other; and 3% are white.
- 85% of our students are at or below the poverty line.
- 53% come from homes where English is not the primary language.
- 22% have documented learning disabilities.
What We Do
At Fenway, students take classes at UMass Boston and Wentworth in an early college model. Our faculty members work hard to ensure that each student is supported, connected, and intellectually challenged. We encourage creative, interdisciplinary thinking and active, engaged citizenship.
At the core of our philosophy as a school is a simple idea: Nothing should hold you back. All students deserve a chance for success and the knowledge and opportunities they need to find it. Our goal is to ensure that all students in our care have the education they need to realize their dreams. We provide our students with comprehensive resources and support both in and out of the classroom: students benefit from after school academic mentoring and tutoring, SAT preparation courses, and student support advisors.