Parents sometimes ask about how children transition from our small, nurturing, and child centered school to something much larger—which virtually describes the universe of next schools. Hundreds of LP graduates have now made that transition. They have been successful scholastically because they are extremely well prepared by this school, and they have successfully made the change socially and emotionally, for the same reason—they are well prepared.
The child who is going on to a school with a class size of 42 is every bit as worried about getting lost or not having friends as the child who is going to a school with a class of 420. And, within two or three days at the new school, both children are equally reassured that they will have friends and that getting lost is a temporary condition which people are happy to help them through.
In recent years, around a half of each graduating class has typically matriculated at Boston Latin School or Boston Latin Academy. And over a recent ten-year period, 94% of the Learning Project students who were eligible to apply (you must be a Boston resident) and who did apply received an invitation to attend. The other half of each class has typically attended one of the independent schools in the Boston area. Schools where graduates have matriculated for seventh grade include: Beaver Country Day, Belmont Hill, Boston College High School, Brimmer and May, Buckingham, Browne & Nichols, Catholic Memorial, Hillside, Dana Hall, Fessenden, Mt. Alvernia, Newton Country Day, Nobles, Milton, Park, Rivers, Roxbury Latin, St. John, Trinity, Waring, and Winsor. Some of the secondary independent schools attended by graduates in high school include: Andover, Commonwealth, Boston University Academy, Concord Academy, Hotchkiss, Miss Halls, Newman, and Northfield/Mt Hermon.
Further down the educational road, alumni have attended the following colleges and universities: American, Amherst, Boston College, Boston University, Bowdoin, Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Colby, Columbia, Connecticut College, Cornell, Curry, Dartmouth, Duke, Earlham, Emerson, George Washington, Harvard, Howard, Lehigh, McGill, Massachusetts College of Art, MIT, Mount Holyoke, Northeastern, Princeton, Pitzer, Skidmore, Smith, Spellman, Stanford, Trinity, Tufts, Union, University of Arizona, University of Chicago, University of Colorado, University of Massachusetts, University of Toronto, University of Vermont, University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin, Vassar, Wesleyan, Williams, and Yale.