When other doors have closed, our students seek the key to unlock new opportunity. Here at BDEA, they find it.
Boston Day and Evening Academy engages young adults to build a vision for their future through supportive relationships and meaningful competency-based learning experiences.
Young adults own their learning to ignite personal and community transformation.
School Culture and Climate
BDEA students are like any other high school student in Boston– except that they haven’t been given the chance, or the tools they need to be academically successful. As a result, all of our students–all of them– have attended previous schools where they have struggled academically, have been held back one or more times, or have felt lost, unsafe, or unengaged.
Once here, we find that students flourish, in large part because they are listened to, respected for who they are and for the gifts they possess, and because our method of teaching and assessment actually makes sense. As one student said, I work at my own pace. Teachers make sure I ‘understand’ rather than ‘know’. And another: I get a lot of support from people that believe in me even when I doubt myself. And another: I get taught as an individual so I can get help with what I need.