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.
Governor Patrick and Mayor-Elect Walsh visit DSNCS!
On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh visited DSNCS to launch the Boston Promise Corps program, made up of the Boston Teacher Residency and the Dudley Promise Corps. The speaking program included remarks from the Governor and Mayor-Elect, the Massachusetts Service Alliance, Boston Promise Corps members, BPE's Jesse Solomon, DSNI's John Barros, Principal Christine Landry, and DSCNS scholars. Click here to view photos from the event!
November-December 2013 Food Drive
Generous donations are pouring in for the Dudley Street School Food Drive! The school will be collecting donations through December 13th, 2013, but has already been able to offer 25 families turkeys and dried goods for Thanksgiving! The class that collects the most items will get a Free Dress Day, and families who donate more than one food item will be entered to win a gift card c/o Stop&Shop. Please consider making a small donation to assist our Dudley Street families that may need our support for the holidays. Dropoff is in the Main Office at any time.
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Making it Happen
"Making it Happen," a new BPE publication, is a look back at the first year of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School. It's no small thing to open a new school, and BPE created this booklet as a way to capture the story and capture the imaginations of potential students, families, and partners! To view an e-copy, please click here.
Apply for the 2014-2015 School Year!
Applications for the 2014-2015 school year are now available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Cape Verdean Creole. Please check our Enrollment link for the application and additional information on applying to join the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School Community!
See how we're working with the Dudley community to increase opportunities for Boston children.
Welcome to our newest Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School Scholars!
On March 12th, 2013, we held our second annual admissions lottery. After receiving nearly 500 applications, we selected 44 new scholars for our 2013-2014 K1 class. As our second school year begins, we are thrilled to welcome our new students and families to the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School family! Check back for regular updates on our progress this year.