Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School

  • MA


906 Albany Street
United States

About Us

Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School, a Boston Public School, has garnered national attention for its dramatic turnaround from one of Massachusetts’ lowest performing schools. Orchard Gardens is a school that guarantees all students a rigorous academic experience provided in an environment that values and celebrates strong relationships between students, staff, families, and community. All students will believe in their ability to achieve and be offered a wide range of enrichments to be fully prepared for success in college and career. Orchard Gardens has a team of outstanding educators, embraces distributed leadership (including our T3 teacher leader program) and has invested in a world-class Arts program that includes dance, theatre, choral, instrumental and visual arts instruction. We utilize three core strategies: people, data and time (the best possible people, with significantly more time, relentlessly using data to strengthen instruction) to fundamentally change the academic trajectory of Orchard Gardens students. Key partners at Orchard Gardens include: the Achievement Network, BELL, Boston Teacher Residency, Citizen Schools, City Year, Teach Plus, and Teach for America. See www.orchardgardensk8.org and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21890033