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Excel Academy Charter High School

  • Excel Academy Charter High School
  • 401 Bremen St
  • East Boston, MA 02128
  • Andrea Navarro
  • Associate Director of College and Career Counseling
  • (857) 256-2792

Program Description

Excel Academy Charter Schools is a network of tuition-free, public charter schools serving the Massachusetts communities of East Boston and Chelsea. It was founded to address the severe academic underperformance and low college matriculation rates of the student populations in these neighborhoods. Our founders envisioned a free, public school alternative where all students would be held to the highest academic and behavioral expectations, and college would become a reality. As a true public school, Excel is defined not by whom we exclude but by whom we include in our community. We are proud of the fact that we serve many students with special needs.

Our students, the majority of whom are children of first generation immigrants, are among the most underserved learners in the cities of Boston and Chelsea. Traditionally, these students score significantly below the state average on annual math and English MCAS examinations. One of the fundamental reasons Excel was created was to address this achievement gap, and we have done so.

Excel Academy's mission is to prepare students to succeed in high school and college, apply their learning to solve relevant problems, and engage productively in their communities.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • Other
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Race & Ethnicity

  • Hispanic/Latino: 79%
  • Other: 21%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 700
  • Middle School: 700
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0


  • Less than 25%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 76%