Curriculum

The information below is provided by the Boston Public School System’s website.

Academic Overview

Boston Public Schools is committed to ensuring academic excellence in every classroom of every school so that all children perform at high levels and achieve proficiency.  The key to success is to maintain high standards and high expectations, while providing rigorous instruction through challenging curricula in every subject area.

See also major initiatives and the Superintendent’s Acceleration Agenda.

Important Documents and Links:

Quality Schools Plan Presentation – SY 2013-2014 (Given by Principal Grassa)

Academic Goals and Targets, 2008-2012

Seven Essentials of Whole-School Improvement

Citywide Learning Standards

Dimensions of Effective Teaching

Advanced Work Class (AWC)


Publications

An Important Message for Families of English Language Learners

7 Essentials of Whole School Improvement

Advanced Work Class (AWC) brochure

The Boston Educator – Winter 2009

Budget Book – FY2009

Career and College Guide

“Family Matters” Quarterly Newsletter

Guide to the BPS for Families and Students 2010-2011

Introducing the Boston Public Schools

Strategic Communications: Engaging the Community in Educational Success

Summer Reading Lists (2010):

Book List Grades K – 3

Book List Grades 4 – 5

Book List Grades 6 – 8

Book List Grades 9 – 12

Summer Stuff 2011 Early Bird Edition (for middle and high school students)

Summer Stuff 2011 (for middle and high school students)

Summer Stuff Jr. 2011 (for elementary and middle school students)

For more information about these publications, or to request a print copy, please contact the Boston Public Schools Communications Office.

Visit the “Welcome” pages of this site for translations of some of these publications in the following languages: Cape Verdean creoleChineseHaitian creolePortugueseSomaliSpanishand Vietnamese.


Learning Standards

The Boston School Committee adopted Citywide Learning Standards that are aligned to the State Curriculum Frameworks in every subject area.

Citywide Learning Standards – Kindergarten

Citywide Learning Standards – Grade 1

Citywide Learning Standards – Grade 2

Citywide Learning Standards – Grade 3

Citywide Learning Standards – Grade 4

Citywide Learning Standards – Grade 5

Citywide Learning Standards – Grade 6

Citywide Learning Standards – Grade 7

Citywide Learning Standards – Grade 8

Citywide Learning Standards – Grade 8 Civics

Citywide Learning Standards – Middle School History Ancient Civilizations

Citywide Learning Standards – High School English Language Arts

Citywide Learning Standards – High School Mathematics

Citywide Learning Standards – High School Science

Citywide Learning Standards – High School U.S. History I

Citywide Learning Standards – High School U.S. History II

Citywide Learning Standards – High School Modern World History

Citywide Learning Standards – Dance (K-12)

Citywide Learning Standards – Music (K-12)

Citywide Learning Standards – Theatre (K-12)

Citywide Learning Standards -Visual Arts (K-12)

Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks