About Our School
The Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School was founded with the belief that excellent schools are a crucial part of strong, vibrant urban communities. Our school is a Horace Mann “in-district” charter school, part of the Boston Public Schools. We opened our doors in 2012 serving students in grades K1, K2, and first grade. In 2013, we expanded to include second grade; in future years, our school will grow to serve 325 students in grades K1-5.
Founded by BPE and the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, the Dudley Street School is working with local partners to ensure all children in the Dudley neighborhood have access to a seamless, high-quality education.
School Cancelled Tuesday and Wednesday
School has been cancelled Tuesday Jan. 27 and Wednesday Jan. 28 due to winter storm Juno.
Makya Ware Speaks at Gov. Baker's First Post-Inaugural Public Event
Dudley Street School 3rd grader Makya Ware addressed Gov. Charlie Baker and about 150 community members at the Kroc Center in Roxbury for Gov. Baker's first post-inaugural public event.
"I like my school because the scholars here are very smart and active," Ware said to the governor and crowd. She went on to ask him to help her school grow and to take care of her community.
Read more about the event and what Ware said here.
Early Dismissal Day
January 30, 2015
Students will be dismissed at 11am today.
Apply to the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School!
The Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School is an in-district, Horace Mann charter school, open to all children residing in the city of Boston. We are now accepting applications for the 2015-16 lottery. Visit our enroll page to learn more and apply now.
You can also Apply Online
2015-16 Reenrollment Forms
We have started collecting applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Next September we will welcome 48 new K1 families to the DSNCS school community.In order to determine how many seats we will have available in our K2, 1st, 2nd, 3rd AND 4th grade classes, we are asking families to complete the form and let us know if you plan to have your scholar return to DSNCS in the fall. Please return by Friday January 30th.
If you have younger children who are interested in attending DSNCS, make sure to submit your application before the March lottery.
Dudley School Preview Dates
Families are invited to visit our school during the designated date and time. Visit classrooms, meet our teachers and decide if the Dudley Street School is a fit for your child. The upcoming dates are:
Academic support available for students at the Roxbury Multi-Service Center, 434 Warren Street, Boston, MA 02121. Click on the flyer for more information! For more Community Resources read the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative Newsletter!
Please support the Dudley Street School in increasing our resources, and say "Thank You!" to the exceptional teachers and staff that keep our students safe, happy, and learning every day, and to the students and families that trust the Dudley Street School with their learning. Learn how you can help here. Donate online here:
Happy Birthday, BPE!
BPE is celebrating its 30th Anniversary year. From all scholars and teachers at DSNCS, happy birthday BPE! To learn more visit www.bpe.org/30.
Making It Happen
Two years ago, BPE helped launch the DSNCS, a new school with a big mission: to serve the full range of Boston students, bringing every child to proficiency in reading by the third grade. We are BPE's first Teaching Academy.
"Making It Happen" chronicles the Dudley Street School's first year, a year marked by impressive accomplishments (74% of students made at least a year of growth in reading) and great enthusiasm and dedication from staff, partners, families, and students.