Welcome to Boston Day and Evening Academy

"BDEA guides lost students to personal success." - James, Class of 2007, Mass College of Liberal Arts, Class of 2011

In the world of high school education, Boston Day and Evening Academy is truly extraordinary.  An alternative public charter high school located in Roxbury, BDEA is open 10 hours a day in order to serve any Boston Public School student who is overage for high school, who has had trouble with attendance issues, has been held back in 8th grade, who feels they are not getting the attention in class that they need to succeed, or who has dropped out but is eager to come back to school to earn their diploma. 

BDEA is a student-centered, competency based school, and uses neither Carnegie units (A, B, C, D, F) nor traditional grade levels (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th) to measure success and progress.  Look inside this site at the description of our school, starting with our Mission and see what you can learn in just this one visit.  We are a family of teachers, support staff, parents, students, and community partners, all focused on one thing: learning.  Join us in our garden, in our classrooms, and in our continued work for equity in education.

Learn more about BDEA through our video, where students, teachers and staff speak about the school.



BDEA, in accordance with its nondiscrimination and zero tolerance policy, does not discriminate in its programs, activities, facilities, employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, ethnicity, gender and/or sexual identity, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language or a foreign language, or prior academic achievement and does not tolerate any form of discrimination, intimidation, threat, coercion, and/or harassment that insults the dignity of others by interfering with their freedom to learn. 

Check out this video from the Institute of Contemporary Art featuring student Claire Maloney along with other teen members of the ICA FastForward program recently awarded by Michelle Obama.  http://www.icateens.org/video/ica-teen-programs-receive-national-award

In accordance with the Open Meeting Law, we are informing the public that Boston Day and Evening Academy will be holding its next Board Meeting on Wednesday March 13, at the school.  Future meetings will be held on May 15 and June 12.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Boston Day and Evening Academy (“BDEA”) is currently seeking proposals from technology firms to provide services to support our network infrastructure.  Please see RFP below.



Boston Day and Evening Academy-Project Adventure Partnership Endorsed by Next Generation Learning Challenges Planning Grant

$100,000 planning grant will fund development of a “one-of-a-kind breakthrough approach” to school, combining a competency-based alternative high school with adventure-based leadership training, enhanced by a focus on blended learning.

Boston Day and Evening Academy, (BDEA) a Horace Mann Charter Public School, and Project Adventure (PA), a national leader in adventure-based experiential education, training and teambuilding, have been awarded a planning grant in the fourth round of funding awarded by Next Generation Learning Challenges.  NGLC announced yesterday that it is investing $6.6 million in 38 organizations working to personalize learning through whole-school models for students spanning grades 6-12. The grant recipients, which represent school districts, charter schools and charter management organizations, reform organizations and state agencies, are developing what NGLC calls “breakthrough” model schools that integrate personalized, blended, competency-based approaches in creative, promising ways.  Please see attached press release for full story.