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Esperanza Academy

  • Esperanza Academy
  • 198 Garden Street
  • Lawrence, MA 01840
  • 978-686-4673

Program Description

Our rigorous academic program includes the core subjects of math, history, science, language arts, and reading. Students also take Spanish language and literature, and world religion classes. Our 8:1 student-teacher ratio ensures that each student receives significant individualized attention. All classes are team-taught by an experienced teacher and an AmeriCorps teaching fellow. Additionally, we have a committed group of volunteer tutors who provide extra help to students who need it.

As a lottery-based school, our student body represents a wide range of cognitive abilities. Despite this challenge, our academic program has been extremely successful at bringing all students up to -- and often beyond -- grade level, and 75% of our girls are admitted to, and awarded scholarships to attend, some of the region's most competitive independent secondary schools.

Esperanza maintains a 1:1 iPad program for students, enabling each girl to have an iPad to use for classwork, homework, and independent work. This technology has been a game-changing resource for students, teachers, and parents. Students are able to use a number of educational apps to learn, read, complete individual and group projects, and more. Teachers are able to conduct assessments and collect data on student progress, and grades are shared through an online system that parents are able to access to understand how their girls are doing in real time.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Other
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 0
  • Middle School: 60
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Anna Maria College
  • Bridgewater State University
  • Drexel University
  • Fisher College
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Lincoln Tech
  • MCPHS University
  • Merrimack College
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Northern Essex Community College
  • Providence College
  • Salem State University
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Suffolk University
  • Trinity College
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts-Boston
  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Westfield State University
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Worcester State University