Building Excellent Schools

31 Milk Street, Floor 6
Boston, MA 02109


BES trains high-capacity individuals to take on the demanding and urgent work of leading high-achieving, college preparatory urban charter schools.

The history of BES is rooted in the beginnings of the national charter school movement. In response to the poor academic outcomes of Massachusetts’ first charter schools, the Massachusetts Charter School Resource Center set out to ensure that a dominant share of new charters would be truly excellent, founded by talented leaders and grounded from the start in proven strategies and design elements.