British School of Boston
The British School of Boston opened in September 2000 in Dedham,
Massachusetts. In September 2003 the school moved to a beautiful
new site closer to the centre of Boston. The school is a private
co-educational day school currently catering for children aged 3
to 13. It follows the English National Curriculum for Key Stages
1, 2 and 3, and there are plans to extend into a full senior programme.
French is taught to children from Year 2. The British School of
Boston is a sister school to the British School of Washington, which
opened in 1998, The British School of Houston and the British School
Classes at British School of Boston run from mid-September to mid-July
from 08:30 for KS2 and KS3 and 08:45 to 15:30 and follow the UK
vacation pattern. Teachers and parents run extra-curricular activities.
Care is available before school for children from 08:00.
Classroom teachers at the British School of Boston are UK trained
and National Curriculum experienced graduates. Some specialist teachers,
e.g. French and music, may be locally recruited, as are classroom
assistants. Core textbooks, library books and work schemes are imported
from the UK. The school tests at the end of Key Stages using the
UK Statutory Assessment Tests and all children receive a baseline
assessment upon entry. Children from Year 3 are tested regularly
with other UK standardised tests so parents may make comparisons
of their child's potential and achievement against national norms.
School inspections are conducted using qualified inspectors from
the UK. There is a mandatory school uniform.
The day-to-day operation of the British School of Boston is managed
by the Headmaster, in consultation with the UK-based Executive Board
and the Advisory Board (drawn from the local, international and
The British School of Boston has an open admissions programme with
year-round enrolment (subject to availability of places) and is
non-selective but requires reports from previous schools and an
interview. Children with limited English may only be admitted to
the Early Years and there is minimal special needs provision.