Neighborhood House Charter School

21 Queen Street
Dorchester, MA 02122


One of the very first charter schools in Massachusetts, NHCS opened its doors in 1995 with 51 students and a bold vision to become a beacon of educational excellence in a city of too many failing schools. Today, NHCS serves 400 mostly low-income students of color in one of Boston’s most diverse neighborhoods. Our students’ performance on the MCAS – Massachusetts’ state-wide test which is administered annually to all 3rd-8th graders (and, at the high school level, 10th graders) – has earned us a reputation as one of the best K-8 public schools in the state.