For students entering their freshman year this fall, a new alternative for learning is presenting itself. City On A Hill is a charter school with locations currently in the Boston area.  They are happy to announce the opening of their New Bedford school for the 2014-2015 school year.

With the current turmoil surrounding New Bedford High, charter schools can offer a great option to parents who feel their children thrive in smaller and focused environments. Their motto is “Smart is not something you are; Smart is something you become."  There is tutoring for every student and their rate for college acceptance for their graduating seniors is 100%.

City On A Hill is a public school, open to all students, and welcomes students with disabilities as well as students for whom English is not the first language.

Some facts about City On A Hill:  

City on a Hill serves students who have traditionally been underserved by the traditional public school system.  Current student enrollment reflects:

  • 82% Low Income
  • 22% Special Education
  • 5% English Language Learners
  • 98% Black or Hispanic
  • and they arrive performing significantly below grade level, at an average of two years behind in reading.

Selection for enrollment is based on an application and lottery process. For more information about City On A Hill, Click here. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2014.