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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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Our Scholars Need Space! Make Your Voice Heard.


Step Up Day!

Step Up Day is scheduled for June 25! Please come celebrate our scholars as they step up to the next grade!


Partnerships in the Community

Ros Everdell of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative and Sister Margaret A. Leonard of Project Hope discuss how their organizations work with BPE and the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School:


Box Tops for Education


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.


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


Community Resources

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!


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.

Donate online here.


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.