Inside Charter Schools

Click on the videos below to take a virtual tour of one of Boston’s top-notch charter schools. Hear from current and former students, parents, teachers, and school leaders about what a difference these schools are making.

Bridge Boston

Bridge Boston Charter School Holiday Concert

Conservatory Lab

Conservatory Lab Charter School “Spring Fling” concert 2012

The short video about Conservatory Lab Charter School and spring community concert. Concert produced by parents, performed by students and teachers at the Strand Theater, Boston MA.

Codman Academy

Voices of Alumni – Codman Academy Charter Public School

Three Codman Academy Alumni discuss the impact of their unique high school on their success in college, their involvement in their community and their dreams. They tell how Codman Academy’s innovative expeditionary learning curriculum changed the way they think about themselves, and about their future.

City on a Hill

Pioneer Institute visited City on a Hill Charter Public High School in Roxbury, which is applying to expand to two more schools located in Boston and New Bedford. We interviewed Executive Director Erica Brown, who told us about the school’s mission to help all students gain access to college.

Excel Academy (E. Boston)

Larissa Orellana, Excel Academy – East Boston Class of 2013, speech at the Celebration of Excellence, May 22, 2013.

Neighborhood House Charter School

MATCH Charter

Meet the students, staff and teachers of the Match 6 - 12 school. This school serves 550 students in grades 6 through 12 at two campuses, the Match Middle School in Jamaica Plain and the Match High School in Boston.


MATCH Charter

An introduction to our newest school, the Match Community Day School. Currently, the school serves 300 students in grades PreK, 1, 2, 3 and 4 but it will eventually serve 700 students in grades PreK-12. Match Community Day has a specific mission to increase the academic achievement and college persistence rates of English Language Learners. We stared it in partnership with Community Day CS in Lawrence, MA.



Roxbury Preparatory

Smith Leadership Academy

Smith Leadership Academy 2012 Achievement Showcase

This is a video of The 2012 Achievement Showcase at Smith Leadership Academy Charter School, Dorchester, MA in 2012

Edward Brooke

Pioneer Institute visited Edward Brooke Charter Public School on January 30, 2013, and interviewed Brooke Charter Schools Co-Director Kimberly Steadman. Brooke is hoping to expand its successful program to a fourth school serving 500 Boston students.

Boston Day & Evening Academy

Boston Day and Evening Academy Recruitment

Boston Day and Evening Academy is an alternative public charter school located outside of Dudley Square in Roxbury. The School is open 12 hours a day for the nontraditional high school student

Boston Prep MCAS

Boston Prep MCAS Idol 06-07

At Boston Preparatory Charter Public School we get the students excited for the MCAS each year with a fun skit. This year (06-07) our skit was called “MCAS Idol”. It’s broken into two parts.

Boston Collegiate


Phoenix Charter Academy

Kipp Massachusetts

KIPP Massachusetts: To and Through College

Excel Academy

Excel Academy – Transforming Lives

Brooke Approach

Prospect Hill Academy

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School Recruitment Video