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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).
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).