SED Announces Partnership with Prospect Hill Academy Charter School

The Boston University School of Education (SED) is excited to announce that it has recently signed a partnership agreement with Prospect Hill Academy Charter School (PHA). Through the partnership, Prospect Hill Academy teachers and Prospect Fellows employed by the school will have the option to enroll in the Master of Education program here at the School of Education where they will gain valuable training as pedagogical content experts. SED will generously provide a scholarship to any teachers or fellows who are accepted into the degree program, to help subsidize the cost of their education. This partnership is beneficial on many fronts, including diversifying the teacher corps and supporting urban schools in the Boston area.

Prospect Hill Academy is a K-12 college preparatory public charter school located on three campuses in Somerville, Massachusetts and Cambridge, Massachusetts. The school was founded in 1996 and currently serves over 1,100 students from diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. In 2012, Prospect Hill Academy earned a Gold Medal designation by US News and World Report placing it among the top 2% of all American high schools.

The Prospect Fellows program is a dual teacher-training and student intervention program where Fellows, aspiring teachers who reflect the cultural backgrounds and lived experiences of our diverse student population, work with the most struggling students to help close the achievement gap at Prospect Hill Academy.

The School of Education is incredibly excited to welcome these new teachers and fellows into our program and our classes and looks forward to a long and exciting partnership with Prospect Hill Academy.

This partnership is the culmination of months of thoughtful work on behalf of the leadership at both SED and PHA. For questions about this partnership please contact Amy Fridhi,