Learning Project Elementary School

107 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA 02116-0211
Tel: (617)266-8427
Grades: K - 6 | 118 students
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The Learning Project is a small, urban elementary school that provides high academic and behavioral standards in an inclusive school community dedicated to principles of kindness, respect, responsibility, hard work and achievement.
The school uses a combination of a traditional 'direct teaching' model, the 'workshop' model, and project-based learning.
Activities are designed to challenge students to engage in projects that will extend their creativity and their 'higher level thinking' skills. The Learning Project is a school that believes children learn at different rates and in different ways and we seek through a low student:teacher ratio and an extensive program of additional support and tutoring to provide accommodations for a wide variety of learners.
We are also school where each child is challenged to work hard, to become actively engaged in learning, to help one another, to make choices, to take risks, to develop personal responsibility, to learn from mistakes and to achieve.
Character education shares equal emphasis with a strong foundation in core academic skills and both are seen as vital tools for scholastic and personal excellence.
Small by design, the school provides close personal attention and support to each child and many cross-grade programs encourage friendships with all ages and contribute to a familial environment.
Typically half of the graduates attend the Boston Exam Schools in seventh grade and the other half enroll in area independent schools.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 6
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1973

Student Body

Total Students 118 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 26%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Learning Project Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 66%
Average Class Size 17 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(neat, clean, simple and fitted)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges from $18,900 in kindergarten to $19,500 in sixth grade.
% on Financial Aid 26%
Admissions Associate Laura Mellen

School Notes:

  • The Learning Project is located in the Back Bay of Boston, a block from the Clarendon Street Playground, "the school's playyard;" five blocks from the Boston Public Library Main Branch--"the school's library;" and five blocks from the Copley Square T station.
  • The school provided approximately $340,000 in tuition assistance in 2009/2010 and is committed to keeping its tuition relatively low. Both are reflections of a strong commitment to socio-economic diversity.
  • Separate Head Teachers work with each class several times a week in Physical Education, Spanish, Science, Music and Art.
  • Guided by a commitment to both direct instruction and project centered learning, the school's faculty challenges every child to do his or her personal best.
  • A formal core values/character education program has always been a centerpiece of the school.
  • Over 90% of our students qualified to attend the Boston Exam Schools have been accepted to them. Students have also gone on to a variety of independent schools including: Beaver Country Day School, Belmont Hill School,Boston College High Middle School, Brimmer and May, BB&N, Catholic Memorial, Hillside, Mt. Alvernia, Newton Country Day School, Noble and Greenough, Park, Rivers, Roxbury Latin, Trinity Academy and Winsor.

Profile last updated: 07/20/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Commonwealth School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Park Street School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is John Winthrop School (0.1 miles away)
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