Growing Our Impact: Capital Campaign for the Expansion of Boston Prep's Permanent Home

In January 2017, Boston Prep was selected by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, out of seven competitive applicants, to grow our student body by 300 students.  In his recommendation to the Board, Commissioner Mitchell Chester stated, "[Boston Prep's] performance trends are consistent and high quality... The school's waitlist reports have demonstrated increasing demand for the school's program... Given the school's academic success, organizational viability, and general faithfulness to the terms of its charter,... I recommend that the Board grant the requested amendment to increase student enrollment by 300 students."  As a result, over the next five years, Boston Prep's student body will nearly double from 400 to 700 students in grades six through twelve.

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Help us raise
$5 million by August 31 to make this growth possible!

Boston Prep is currently nearing completion of Phase One of a capital construction project, building a permanent home for the school at 885 River Street in Hyde Park.  Boston Prep will move to the new facility at the end of June, and doors will open to the student community in the Fall of the 2017-2018 school year. This new facility will, for the first time in our history, offer students and teachers an environment designed to support a college preparatory education, complete with dedicated science labs, a gymnasium, a library, and integrated, modern technology.  

Exterior of Phase One

Exterior of Phase One

New library

New library

New gymnasium

New gymnasium

Boston Prep's new facility was constructed for the school's existing 4oo students.  While there is some flexibility in the current space, the school must expand to accommodate the 300 additional students joining the student body.  With approximately 60 students joining the school per year over the next five years, the Phase One facility can accommodate our first year of growth.  However, an expansion must be completed by beginning of the 2018-2019 school year in order to maintain our "one-school" model, with all students across grades six through twelve learning together as a community in one school building.

A $16 million project in total, a three-story wing will be added to the school, creating additional classrooms, science labs, meeting space, a second cafeteria, and an interdisciplinary workshop for cross-curricular project-based learning.  Construction will be completed in collaboration with the same Phase One project team, including Studio G Architects, Pinck & Co., and W.T. Rich.

View our informational brochure about Boston Prep's capital expansion

View our informational brochure about Boston Prep's capital expansion

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We Need Your Help

As Boston Prep prepares for this exciting new phase, we are in need of financial support and leadership from our philanthropic community. We ask you to join us with a special gift to our capital campaign.  Help us grow our building so that we may grow our impact.  

Please follow the link below to contribute online.

To make contributions by mail, please send a check made payable to The Preparatory Foundation to:

Anders Peterson
Director of Development
Boston Prep
1286 Hyde Park Avenue
Hyde Park, MA 02136

To discuss multi-year commitments or gifts of low-cost-basis assets, such as stock, please contact Anders Peterson at apeterson@bostonprep.org or 617.333.6688 ext. 117.