Education and Schools in Boston


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Boston takes pride in its public education and it follows that the local school system is well regarded and well funded. Boston is home to the first American public school and today regularly placed in the top five city school systems in the nation. Generally, Boston public schools are great places for expat children.
 
Students attend schools according to their residential address and can sometimes apply to more than one.
 
There are also publicly funded charter and pilot schools that have greater control of their curriculum and teaching style, however, these are difficult to be accepted into. The first step to enrolment is registration - which can be done online. Highly regarded public schools are Match Charter High School, Boston Latin, Excel Academy Charter School, Manassah E Bradleyand Fenway High School.
 
There are many private schools in Boston. These range from the most prestigious prep and religious schools to more flexible educational styles. Some international schools continue overseas curriculum including French, German and English. Tuition fees are very high and vary considerably between schools, but are generally around USD 20,000 a year. Financial aid is often given to students who are accepted but cannot afford the full tuition.
 

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