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  • The Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School opened its doors in September 2012, offering children an exceptional education right in the Dudley community.

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About Our School

Dudley Street LogoThe 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.

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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.

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Come See Dudley Scholars Perform Annie!

Support our scholars by coming to see them perfom DSNCS's first production of Annie at Orchard Gardens. Many of our 2nd and 3rd grade scholars have been rehearsing since late September. Let's show them the support they deserve!


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:

Thursday, Dec. 11 from 9am to 10:30am
Tuesday, Jan. 13 from 9am to 11am
Tuesday, Jan. 20 from 5pm to 6:30pm


Support DSNCS!

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.