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Building Excellent Schools

Joined in November 2005

About Us

Everything we do at BES is driven by the belief that strong leadership drives every element of a successful school.

Low-income families often lack access to the high-performing schools more prevalent in affluent communities, and their zip code – more often than not – determines their children’s future. While promising gradual improvements have unfolded in some cities despite these challenges, BES seeks to move the needle forward at an urgent pace for more students.

What sets BES apart is our focus on entrepreneurial leadership. The BES approach equips school leaders with the skills they need to effectively manage instruction, operations, student and adult culture, and external relationships in a high-performing, urban school. Whether founding and leading a school of their own through the BES Fellowship, or bringing a renewed focus on student achievement to a struggling school, BES-trained leaders are demanding of themselves and others. They are ambitious achievers. They sweat the small stuff because they know every detail matters – every minute matters – when it comes to closing the achievement gap.

We can’t afford to lose another generation of students. Are you up to the challenge of Building Excellent Schools?


Everything we do at BES is driven by the belief that strong leadership drives every element of a successful school.

Low-income families often lack access to the high-performing schools more prevalent in affluent communities, and their…

Issue Areas Include

  • Education

Location

  • 31 Milk Street
    Sixth Floor
    Boston, MA 02109

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