Downtown School Night Reveals Numerous Options

The volunteer parent organization Downtown Schools for Boston sponsored its second annual “Downtown Schools Night” at 74 Joy St. on Thursday, allowing parents of prospective students to learn more about nearby public elementary-, middle- and high-school options.

                The evening began as a panel of parents of students attending the Eliot School in Jamaica Plain, the Harvard-Kent Elementary School in Charlestown, the Hurley K-8 School in the South End, the Josiah Quincy School in Chinatown and the Harvard-Ken Elementary School in Charlestown discussed their respective schools and fielded questions ranging from transportation to and from school for students to extracurricular activities.

                Afterwards, a panel of parents of students from Boston Arts Academy in the Fenway, Boston Latin Academy in Dorchester, Boston Latin School in the Fenway, Boston Day and Evening Academy in Roxbury and the John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science in Roxbury gave an overview of middle- and high-school options.

                “Downtown Schools Night” preceded the Boston Public School’s own kick-off event – a citywide open house for all K-8 schools that took place on Saturday morning with the goal of informing parents before registration for the 2015-2016 year begins in January. Prospective parents are encouraged to use the online tool at to learn more.

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