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Curley K-8 School
40 Pershing Rd, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Curley K-8 is the combination of Mary E. Curley Middle School and James M. Curley Elementary School. The school hasMore plenty of green space, including an "outdoor classroom" for exploration and learning. In back is an extensive playground and basketball court. The school offers dance, music and theater arts. It is in the West assignment zone for the Boston Public Schools.
Manning Elementary School
130 Louders Ln, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Manning Elementary School is tucked into a quiet, wooded, low-traffic neighborhood near the Faulkner Hospital. ThisMore Boston Public School, known as "The Little School in the Woods" is one of the smallest in the system. The school is in the West assignment zone.
Mendell Elementary School
164 School St, Roxbury, MA 02119

While this K1-5th Boston public school is technically in Roxbury, many people identify it more strongly with JamaicaMore Plain.

A typical day at the "Magical Mendell" provides students with two hours of literacy instruction and 70 minutes of math instruction. The school is in the West assignment zone. Uniforms are required.

Boston Teachers Union School
25 Walk Hill St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

This charter school is run by the Boston Teachers Union. It started in 2009 with kindergarten, first, second andMore sixth grade classes. The school will add grade levels each year until it is a K-8 school.


John F. Kennedy Elementary School
7 Bolster St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

The Kennedy Elementary School is in the West assignment zone of Boston Public Schools.  The school has a lovelyMore outdoor playground. Students share their academic achievement through theater, dance and publishing parties. School uniforms are required (navy blue slacks, skirt or jumper with a white or baby blue blouse, shirt or polo shirt).


The Hollow Reed School
93 Sedgwick St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
The Hollow Reed School's cheerfully painted building houses an early childhood/pre-K child care center thatMore focuses on giving kids a multicultural learning experience.  Their philosophy is "learning by doing" and incorporates a focus on arts and playtime. The facilities include a large, well maintained wooded playground. The Hollow Reed School offers an open door policy to parents and encourage their participation. Full and part-time programs are available, as well as after school programs for elementary aged children.
MATCH Charter Public Middle School
86 Wachusett St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

This middle school opened in September 2008 with sixth-graders and has been adding grades since then. It is theMore middle school to the MATCH Charter Public High School in Allston-Brighton.

"Our mission is success in college and beyond," says Angie Isenberg, operations manager and assistant to the dean.

The school is housed in Bethel AME Church, in what was once the parish school of the former St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church.

Students receive two hours of individual tutoring each day and school days last until 4:30 p.m. Tutors maintain close contact with parents as well.

While the school has no fields of its own, it is next door to Parkman Playground and Park, where many of its outdoor activities take place.

Public transportation is available at the Forest Hills station (Orange Line).

Copper Beech Montessori School
179 Amory St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
This school follows the Montessori philosophy of teaching, which allows students "maximum freedom of movement andMore choice." Founded by current director Ann Ribolini, Ph.D., in 1985, Copper Beech follows Boston Public School closings and is open all summer. It has an outdoor play area and also makes use of the parks and playgrounds in the nearby Southwest Corridor Park. The school is near the Stony Brook station on the orange line (go left out of the station and take a left on Amory).
Dexter and Southfield Schools
20 Newton St, Brookline, MA 02445
The English High School
144 McBride St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

The English High School, founded in 1821, is the oldest public high school in the country. This is its sixthMore location, settling here in 1989 after moving several times in Boston.

In September 2010 the school implemented a radical restructuring program after failing to meet yearly progress benchmarks laid out in No Child Left Behind. 


The Mosaic School
85 Seaverns Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
The Mosaic School is a small early childhood education program that focuses on the needs of each individual student.More Mosaic offers a theme-based learning approach where each month the curriculum--art, music, books--focuses on a new theme. After-school programs are also available for all ages. Parents are strongly encouraged to participate in the program. 
West Zone Early Learning Center
200 Heath St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

This Boston Public School serves children in the entire West assignment zone. All classes are taught by earlyMore childhood specialists. The center is housed on the same campus as the Hennigan Elementary School and Hennigan Community Center. Before and after school, the school provides child care so parents' work schedules can be accommodated.



British School of Boston
416 Pond St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Opened in 2000, the British School of Boston is one of five British schools in the United States offering a well-roundedMore academic program for students ages 2 years and 9 months through 18 years. The private institution offers a challenging, engaging environment for students, beginning with the International Primary Curriculum and the English National Curriculum and ending with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. For admission information, visit the British School of Boston website.
James W. Hennigan Elementary School
200 Heath St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Hennigan is in the West assignment zone of the Boston Public Schools. The back of the school connects to a hillyMore green neighborhood and the Jefferson Playground field as well as the urban wild of Nira Rock.



Nativity Preparatory School
39 Lamartine St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Nativity Prep is an all-boys school whose curriculum incorporates solid instruction in the arts, sciences, religion,More wellness and philanthropy. Students receive focused guidance both in class and during daily individual tutoring. The school day continues into the evening, during which kids can get subject-specific tutoring or homework help.

Students are required to attend a monthlong summer leadership development program. The school also offers students and parents secondary school placement and advisement services. It is open to Boston residents and is tuition-free. More admissions criteria and enrollment information are available on its website.